Happy new Year all, To celebrate the new year I'm contemplating a significant system upgrade. It's almost a complete re-build, but I can re-use some of my existing components. Here's my current build: ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME 790i Intel Q6600 Quadcore CPU THERMALRIGHT Ultra-120 eXtreme (+ 2 x 120mm Noctua) 2 x XFX 1GB GTX280 XT 640MHz (@ factory settings) in SLI Corsair TwinX 4GB DDR3 1333 (@ stock + auto timings / voltage) SAMSUNG SATA2 HD103UJ 1000GB SAMSUNG HD501LJ 500GB Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BluRom Silverstone TJ07B CORSAIR 1000W CMPSU-1000HX TP-Link TL-WN722N Logitech S510 Remote, Keyboard, Mouse Creative Labs Gigaworks S750 3 x Benq G2222HDL Windows 7 64-bit I've had some stability problems (link) with my current rig that have never quite gone away over the 5 or so years I've had it. Also I've not been able to enjoy NVIDIA Surround as the TJ07 is actually quite a weak air cooling case and the GTX280's run hot, and eventuallt lead to 100C Temps and major instability! I bought the TJ07 planning to do some water cooling, but in the end I couldn't be bothered with the hassle, so it probably has to go. Shame because it's a nice case and cost a small fortune. So my requirements of the new rig are mainly gaming, standard internet / office use and movies. I'd like an i7 to future proof though I'm sure some may argue an i5 should be enough. I'll be gaming at 5760x1080 in 2D for now, but I haven't ruled out going 3D in the future. Ideally I'd like to keep the budget <£1200. Rather than ask you guys to do all the work for me, I've had a go spec'ing a system upgrade, but I've been out of the magazines, forums and PC building scene for a while, so I'd appreciate some views and suggestions. Here's what I thought: Purchase Intel Core i7 3770,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail £229.40 MSI Z77 MPower, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID, PCIe 3.0, DPort/HDMI, ATX £135.32 4GB EVGA GTX 680 Cheesecake, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1084MHz, Boost 1150MHz, + Backplate +Free Games £443.62 SilverStone Raven RV02B-W v1.7 Matte Black Mid/Large Tower Case with AP181 Fan w/o PSU £109.22 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-19200 (2400), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 10-12-12-31, XMP, 1.65V £61.50 256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 120k IOPS Max. £164.70 Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 CPU DT 4 Heat Pipe Cooler with 120mm Silent Fan for Intel Socket LGA 2011/1155/1156 £27.96 Reuse SAMSUNG SATA2 HD103UJ 1000GB SAMSUNG HD501LJ 500GB Pioneer BDC-202BK 5x BluRom CORSAIR 1000W CMPSU-1000HX TP-Link TL-WN722N (if required) Logitech S510 Remote, Keyboard, Mouse Creative Labs Gigaworks S750 3 x Benq G2222HDL Windows 7 64-bit Re-home ASUS STRIKER II EXTREME 790i Intel Q6600 Quadcore CPU THERMALRIGHT Ultra-120 eXtreme (+ 2 x 120mm Noctua) 2 x XFX 1GB GTX280 XT 640MHz (@ factory settings) in SLI Corsair TwinX 4GB DDR3 1333 (@ stock + auto timings / voltage) Silverstone TJ07B This list is pretty much bang on budget, although the mobo is on pre-order and if I bought elsewhere would push my budget slightly over (not a big deal). I'd like a 690 but not sure I need it or can justify the extra £300-£400. right now; I could always upgrade or SLI in the future if games become too demanding. Your thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Would people be tempted to wait a few months for Intel Maxwell and NVIDIA 7XX? Thanks.