Firstly thanks everyone who's chipped-in for advice over the last few months: This forum really is the place without equal anywhere but....OMG!!!! seat of your pants stuff....finally bought the majority of a new build....I've been waiting for about half the time some of you have been alive, so apologies for the impetuousness here how's this for build advice: this is what i've bought - too late to go back now - comments? CPU - i7 860 - sad about the price, really is, but I wanted a real step up in performance the 750 just wasn't quite twice what I have.....£214....ouch MOBO - MSI GD65 (got the MSI deal yonks ago...yum) OS- Win7 Pro (from deal yonks ago...80 quid...yum) will be installing 64bit PSU - 650W Be Quiet Straight Power GPU - had a thread about buying a real cheapo till 5800 series are available, but this may be some time so thought I'd wait for FERMI : XFX 4870 1GB (for 100 quid off ebuyer) - should last till summer then its a spare for troubleshooting MEMORY - 2x2GB (4BG) Gskill cl7 1600Mhz (from Novotech still pretty cheap considering) CASE - P193 - people on here convinced me Antec 8/9-series and thier noise suppression is the best compromise between performance and quietness CPU cooler-Corsair H50-1 : ie:the one that fits 1156 - CPC liked it, no idea how I'll mount or maintain it or indeed how loud it is? Help? I'll use old storage, DVD for now till things are uprightand then 80 or 120 SSD and 2TB 7200 for 'real' storage My chief worry is still the size of the P193 and the non-modular PSU- am I gonna end up with taught cables all over the place? Also I specced up with a 650W thinking that 5800 series would be actually available - now I have to live with an older GPU as well as a few low-storage HDs to boot - am I gonna burn out?