Help with budget PC build £480

Hey everyone soon I will be buying gaming pc parts and building my first PC I've watched hundreds of videos on graphics card, cpu's, motherboards, fans, ram and much more I understand compatibility issues and from what I will be buying I can't spot any.

Case- NZXT Source 210 Elite White-

CPU- AMD Phenom II 965 X4 Black Edition AM3 Socket-

Motherboard- MSI 970A-G46 970 AM3+-

RAM- Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel-

HDD- Seagate 500GB 3.5" Barracuda Hard Drive 7200rpm 16mb cache-

Graphics card- XFX 6850 AMD Radeon 1GB-

PSU- Powercool 550W Modular Power Supply 80 plus certified-

Optical Drive- Sony Optical DVD ROM, SATA, OEM-

CPU Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler 3-

Operating System- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM-


This all adds up to exaclty £472 which is just under my budget it if you can find a better build under the same budget that would be really great, just to clarify I read that AM3+ motherboards and CPU coolers are compatible with AM3 socket CPU's if this is true could you please tell me would be very helpful.



i would say wait for piledriver, get the benches and see whats what. you might even find the the phenom prices might drop.


Edit and look at a 6670 end card

thanks for the advise and I'll go have a look at the 6670.

which country do you live in so I know where to look for

I live in England and  I was reccomended by some friends that build PC's.