[Build Help] Gaming build <£400 - Can this be improved?

Any reasons for the G258 if you don't plan to overclock? I would look into the Athlon X4 860K if I were you (it has 4 cores vs. the G258's 2 cores and is clocked faster at 3.7 GHz). Here's a build with the X4 860k that is within your friend's budget. The case I picked out is a CM N200 that is marginally more expensive than the Core 1000 but offers some room for cable management.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £53.83 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI A88XM-E35 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £37.87 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £30.96 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £144.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £29.04 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter £15.58 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £393.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 13:58 GMT+0000
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