This lot would make a good £400(ish) PC, has a decent quad core with 'proper' integrated GPU that would play most stuff at modest settings, certainly older stuff very well. The SSD will ensure it feels very fast to use and you can always add more storage very easily. The case and power supply are a decent make and should not give you any trouble, the motherboard offers SATA 3 and USB 3, which for the price is great, and FM2 is a good platform which will support the next generation of APU's if you wish to upgrade.|
If you want more GPU grunt then hold off for the next batch of APU's due anytime soon, they will not offer much more CPU grunt, but they will have the next gen of ATI GPU.
You can also add in a mid-range discrete ATI card and the system will crossfire this with the on-board GPU boosting your games very cheaply.
Prices here are for Ebuyer, but you should be able to get this stuff from any parts shop or I have found Amazon to be competitive also.
Just a suggestion, if you prefer Intel, I am sure it's possible to come up with something just as good.
Coolermaster Elite 330U Case With Coolermaster elite Power 500W PSU 220863 £52.70
OCZ 240GB Vertex Plus R2 SSD 396877 £99.99
AMD A10 5800K Black Edition 3.8GHz Socket FM2 4MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor + SimCity Game Coupon 398761 £98.57
(free accessory) AMD SimCity Download Coupon 500854 776 in stock0.00
Corsair Vengeance Performance Memory Module 8gb (2x4gb) Ddr3 1866mhz Cl9 1.5v 274040 £58.00
Asrock FM2A75M-DGS A75 Socket FM2 VGA DVI 5.1 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard 406724 £46.98
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 259863 449 in stock £69.95 £69.95
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