Budget: 1,700 I don’t have to hit that Main uses of intended build: MMO /Games. anyone seen how TOR is coming along ... looks pretty cool Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-X58A-UD3R (rev 2), Intel i7 930 CPU. GPU: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 5970. I know there are 4 or 5 different makers, I went for the XFX for price but are there any performance differences? PSU: Corsair TX650 (P1-750B-NLG9 XFX). Storage: SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB HDD: 1TB WD 1002faex RAM: Corsair 2Gigx3 1600mhz DDR3, (can’t tell the difference it will make for specific brands) Case: CoolMarster ATCS 840 or a Haf X I know the haf has the better cooling out of the two, but the 840 styling and some of the features are just better. will you be overclocking: Yes. Extra information about desired system: Is additional cooling required pre Overclocking? If not I will wait. Was looking at Corsair Hydro H50, don’t think I will bother with a sound card straight away. I am looking at £1583.55 for this system with the mentioned cooling and the ATCS 840. Probably will not start buying for another month, and I will be buying as I get the money, so it will take a few months to complete. This means as the time comes to buy the next component I will review my choices once more for user found problems and/or updates so I can alter accordingly. But over all what do you experts think, it is the first build but might start doing it as a hobby . I have had lots of fun researching it.