First of all, the definites: I used to be a big fan of flashy cases, and currently have a Thermaltake Xaser III sitting under my desk. However, my tastes have matured over time, and I now fancy something a little less... gaudy. I fell in love with Silverstone's TJ09B the moment I saw the pictures and read the reviews, so it's pretty much a dead cert. Black, doorless, and aluminum. For power, I'm shooting for 700W provided by a Tagan Easycon. I have the 550W version of this, and I loved the modular design and cable finishing, so I'll be going with them again. Hopefully it should be enough wattage for my needs. Obviously, a Q6600, but I'll be waiting until we hear from Scan about G0 availability. I'll see how I go with the stock HSF, but it would be a crime not to at least try to overclock this beast, so perhaps after I've assembled everything I'll look into some more serious cooling. Now for the maybes: When it comes to motherboards, I've always gone with Asus, and as my last mobo had an nVidia chipset, I have been looking at the 680i boards. The Striker Extreme did look very nice, but we've seen some really great boards come out at lower prices these past few months, and after reading Bit-tech's recent Q6600 overclocking article, I have started considering other brands, such as XFX. I was also very interested in the P35 chipset results, which seem to be the way to go for Intel overclocking. Do I stand to lose anything other than SLI support if I choose a P35 board? I think I read somewhere that EPP only works on nVidia motherboards? Is that right, and if it is, anything to cry about? Unless someone can give me a compelling reason to pick a 680i board (I doubt I'll be making use of SLI), then I'll probably go with the Asus P5K Deluxe. That is, unless the upcoming Blitz Formula SE is any good. I have to admit, choosing RAM is something that has always confused me slightly. Can anyone offer me any pointers here? Would I be better off buying 800MHz RAM or 1066MHz RAM? The latter seems so much more expensive. Looking at Scan's PC8500+ range, they don't seem to have a lot to choose from, and the prices are all over the place, from £120 to £470. Could I do a lot better than these Corsair Dominator modules, at PC8500 with 5-5-5-15 timings? For storage, the last time I checked, everyone seemed to like the Samsung Spinpoint range, and I was thinking of hooking three 250GB drives together in RAID 5, with perhaps a separate large disk for the storage of movies and stuff. Hence the upgrade to a higher wattage PSU, as I fear 550W might just not cut it for four disks, four cores, and a decent GPU. For graphics, I'll be holding on to my current nVidia 7800 GT, until there are enough DX10 games out there to warrant an upgrade.