I've previously asked for build advice here and got lots of great advice. Given that was a couple of months ago and things have changed a bit I thought I'd start a new thread rather than bumping the old one. Budget: About £600 including tower and OS. Being a student I can get Windows 7 for a smidge under £40 leaving around £560 for everything else Main uses of intended build: Just gaming initally. I have an aging iMac that I'm currently dual booting which is more than capable of doing my web browsing, word processing etc. so I'll keep that for day to day stuff and the new one can be just for gaming plus storage. Monitor resolution:1920x1080. I'm planning on getting an LG IPS231P to go with this. Will you be overclocking I imagine I will at some point but I doubt I'll be doing anything too extravagant. However having the option so I can extend the period before another upgrade is very attractive. So given all that what I'm currently thinking is the following (prices from Scan): Processor: i5 2500K Retail £163.40 Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 £104.00 (OOS) RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 XMS3 £28.99 PSU: 450W XFX P1-450S-XXB9 Core Edition £37.18 HDD: Samsung F3 1TB £39.56 GPU: XFX HD 6870 BE £129.59 (Today Only) Case: Xigmatek Asguard Black £29.98 Other: DVD drive +wifi card £20.46 Total: 555.96 I have a few worries/problems. The motherboard is out of stock at Scan and I can't see it elsewhere at a similar price. Is there an alternative for similar money or somewhere else stocking it? On a similar note are there any recommedations for where I should get the LG IPS231P? I know LambdaTek have them (EDIT: Actually they're OOS) but I don't know if they're any good or not. I also assume the case could do with an extra fan. Whats a decent, cheap 120mm for it? I'd rather have quiet than performance. My biggest headache however is the graphics card. That 6870 looks like a good deal but I've heard bad things about XFX in regards to returns and the like. A cheap 560 is a possible alternative but the clock speed variation means I'm uncertain as to whether it would be faster than the 6870 and by how much. Thanks for any help given and any abuse that stops me being so indecisive.