Decided a few months back that the consoles were pretty poor and thought that this is my chance to jump onto PC gaming. I initially stared with a £400 budget but this has slowly increased as I got more into researching the parts/performance etc. I then set myself a limit of £600 but this has slowly crept up, if you fine people can knock it down nearer that figure without sacrificing too much performance I'd appreciate, and so would my wallet.
I don't wish to overclock any of my components, I want the best products out of the box but if they overclock then that's a bonus. It will basically be used as a games console with windows 7/8 and eventually SteamOS, my course will also require a small amount of photoshop/video editing throughout but nothing much. I will be using this instead of a ps4/xbone so I want to be able to run next gen games well, probably upgrade in say 4/5 years.
TL:DR: Nearer to 600 without a big drop in performance is preferable, don't want to overclock, using for gaming, already have windows, want good performance when running next gen games, any changes?
Any and all help is appreciated, if you have any further questions I'll try and answer as quickly and accurately as possible :)
[PCPartPicker part list](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1ONLg) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1ONLg/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1ONLg/benchmarks/)
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | £106.79 @ Aria PC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxextreme3) | £79.64 @ Dabs
**Memory** | [Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmv8gx3m1a1333c9) | £46.85 @ Amazon UK
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) | £48.80 @ Amazon UK
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-matrixhd7970p3gd5) | £259.99 @ Ebuyer
**Case** | [Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z11plus) | £49.01 @ Ebuyer
**Case Fan** | [Zalman ZM - F3 120mm Fan](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-fan-zmf3) | £4.45 @ Scan.co.uk
**Other**| Fan controller - Ebay| £10.00
**Other**| External CD/DVD/Blu-Ray R/W - Ebay| £17.00
**Other**| 4x 120mm + 2x 80mm dust filters - Ebay| £7.50
**Other**| Cooler Master GX-Series 550W PSU - Amazon| £59.83
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £689.86
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