Hi guys, I am going to be starting my new build as soon as i've finished all of my research (it's been about 10 years since i last attempted one.) Here's a list of all of my components would welcome any criticism... hints on how to make it better/cheaper, porblems you might know with any of the hardware I've selected. The whole thing cost around £850 or about $1300, i think.... and I'm going to be using it for gaming/ media center with some sp2500 2.1 Corsair speakers and a Samsung 1920x1200 40" TV. External Wi-Fi hard drive. It will be running Windows 7. and i may be overclocking the CPU someday in the future. Case BitFenix Raider Tower Case - Black CPU Intel Core i5-3570 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX2 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard RAM Patriot Intel Extreme Masters 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit CPU cooler Zalman CNPS9900-MAX Blue LED CPU Cooler Power Corsair 2013 Edition Gamer Series GS 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply Boot drive Samsung 120GB SSD 840 SATA 6Gb/s Basic Optical drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK 8x BluRay ROM / DVDRW SATA-II Optical Drive Graphics MSI GeForce GTX 660Ti Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Im going to be buying all of my stuff from overclockers UK, the best place to get any pc hardware in uk IMO. Thanks for your time guys... i look forward to hearing from you.