After reading around on this forum, and some badly laid out posts (thanks to all those who kindly advised me), I have laid out most of the specs for a new build, but still need some sagely advice on a few areas... * Budget: Variable, was originally looking to spend circa 500, but I can stretch to 800ish, have peripherals and a monitor, so just the components for a base system. * What the main uses of the PC will be. Again varied. Majority of use will be for web development tools, will need to be able to efficiently multitask many apps at once, and run photoshop, etc quickly. Must be able to compress / uncompress files and convert video codecs quickly, as well as being able to play 1080p media without any difficulty. Some occasionally gaming also likely. * The spec of your current PC and whether you are re-using any parts from it. Current PC belongs in a museum. I could re-use the IDE opticals, but since the SATA ones are so cheap, this seems rather pointless. Mouse, keyboard and monitor only transferable hardware. * The native resolution of your monitor. 1680 x 1050, although I intend to add a second monitor at some point in the not too distant future, which will be something like 1920 x 1200. * Whether you will be overclocking or not. Currently considered a pre-tested overclocked bundle. Don't like the 'lucky dip' buy, where your not sure how much mileage you will get! * How much storage space you require. 1TB, maybe 1.5TB? * Do you have any special requirements? Preferably not obscenely loud, although raw performance is more important overall tbh. --- Based on this, the following is the current system I am thinking of: CPU - i5 760 MOBO - Asus P7P55D-E GFX - GeForce GTX 460 1025MB DDR MEMORY - 4Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600Mhz CPU Cooler - Akasa Venom Performance Cooler CASE - Antec 300 / Xigmatek Utgard HD - WDC GP 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATAII 300MB/s <8.9ms 7200rpm PSU - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W DVD - Sony AD-5240S-0B --- The reason I have gone for that particular mobo and cpu cooler is that they come in a pre-tested overclocked bundle running at 4Ghz A few questions, will the 460 run okay in that setup with that overclock? Is it worth spending a bit more on the Xigamatek case over the Antec? Is the OCZ PSU sufficient? Not really totally sure on the pros/cons of modular PSUs. Is it worth saving a bit of cash and getting a samsung spinpoint HD over a WDC one? Thanks for any advive you can give!