Hi, I'm looking to scratch build a decent pc for around £800 between now and christmas. I'm willing to wait a bit if it'd be better nearer christmas. These are the components I've picked out so far (from ebuyer): HannsG HL249DPB LED LCD 23.6" DVI Monitor £107 Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card £136 2 x G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £80 OCZ 500W CoreXStream PSU £35 Casecom 6788 All Black Case £30 Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD - SATA-III 2.5" - Read 550MB/s Write 510MB/s 85K IOPS Fast Performance 3YR Warranty £80 Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor £256 Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £78 So that's about £802 so far (ok for me). Now I haven't put cables/fans/mouse/keyboard, because I have most of those. I also don't want/need optical drives, and as for storage, I'll add a 2tb hard drive later when I have more money (my netbook has 650GB so thats ok for now.) I want this pc for: 3d rendering being able to play any game released in the next few years, even if its at low settings virtualising win8/ubuntu without feeling sluggish Compiling large c++ projects quickly DX11 programming I'm coming from only having an eeepc netbook, so this should be a /bit/ of an improvement. My main questions are: Is the GTX 560 going to last me a fair while? (it looked like the best value for money) Is the PSU beefy enough? Is there anything weird I should know with 16GB of ram? The motherboard says up to 24GB in the 4 slots, so I think I'm good. Can I save any more money on the case, or is that the least I can spend and have an acceptable one? (I don't mind 3d printing replacement bits if they break or anything) Is the SSD ok-looking (tbh, that's something I can research just before I buy) Is the i7 I picked worth the extra over a cheaper chip? I want hyperthreading, so I think that means I want an i7, and this one looked very nice. Is the motheboard ok for at least basic overclocking? I would probably be looking to overclock in a few months when I can buy abetter cooling system, but the headroom to do so if I wanted would be nice.