Hi all, long time no see! I'm totally out of touch and so is my current setup. It runs most games OK with a few tweaks, but it's showing its age. I don't know how the CPU has lasted 10 years performance wise!, and physically lasted 1ghz overclock on air for all that time. Budget: Aiming for max bang for buck(£), I don't want to pay double for a 10% performance gain but i'm happy to spend a little more for worthwhile gains. Let's say up to £1000 if I need a number. Happy to consider used if there is particularly good options commonly available. Main uses of intended build: Gaming (BF5 when it's out), day to day stuff, Photoshop\illustrator Monitor resolution: 2560 x 1080 (this may change) Will you be overclocking: YES!. Same objective as ever, max stable 24/7 overclock on air. Any motherboard requirements: Preferably MATX form factor (same with case) Parts required: Probably everything components wise, monitor if there's a noticeable improvement for a gaming orientated option. I don't need keyboard\mouse or OS. Storage requirements: Current O\S drive has too much free space for Win7 only (will upgrade to Win10), but I've run out of gaming storage... Go for a single 1TB SSD for OS and Games and partition to suit needs? (will use old drives elsewhere) ... or 256gb for OS and an Optane+1TB HDD? www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5UrtwW-zJs Then a 1 x 2TB HDD for Storage and another as a backup drive. What about 2.5" HDDs?, I like the idea of a smaller form factor like the SSDs. Current Setup: Mobo: Gigabyte P55AUD4 CPU: i7-860 @ 3.8ghz (2.8 stock) Ram: 16GB GSkill Ripjaw GFX: MSI GTX970 Gaming OC SSD - OS: Samsung 256gb 840pro (30% full) SSD - Games: Samsung 512gb 850evo (97% full) HDD - Storage: 1TB (98% full) HDD - Backup: 1TB (98% full) PSU: Corsair HX520 Monitor: LG 29UM68+ OS: Win 7 (currently) Long post, but hopefully that covers it. Cheers!