After spending quite a lot of time looking around and in particular at the bit-tech site, I've ended up settling on a system similar to their September premium player build. I would value any advice that people can give me on the questions below and if they think it could be improved though! Sorry for the wall of text, hopefully it's all easy enough to see. Budget: £2000 maximum (including monitor, would prefer to keep it by the 1600-1700 range for the base unit if possible) Main uses of intended build: Gaming Parts required: All except from mouse Previous build information (list details of parts): None, currently use a laptop! Monitor resolution: Unknown at present, need a monitor, see below. Storage requirements: Think I won't bother with an SSD at the moment, 1tb should do it with room for expansion. Will you be overclocking: No, not done this before and don't really have the time to learn/ desire to risk it! Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): No major preferences here. Extra information about desired system: I think the easiest way to set this out is just to list my current choices, and questions relating to each part or in general so here goes.. CPU/ Motherboard/Ram: These are bundled together since i am thinking about buying one of scan's overclocked bundles found here (The slik core i7 bundle overclocked to 4ghz with the asus P6X58D-E motherboard, i7 930, 6gb of corsair 1600mhz). This differs from the premium player set up in that the cpu cooler is different, although it seems to have favourable reviews. This bundle saves me having to overclock, plus makes installation easier since i won't have to install the cpu and heatsink (first time building a computer since i did one with a mate about 7 years ago). £570 GPU: 2GB Sapphire HD5970 £480 Three questions about the gpu, firstly I chose the sapphire version since they seemed to have a good rep, would anyone suggest a different version as better? Second, as you will see below my current monitor choice is a 22"capable up to 1680x1050, would perhaps a nvidia card perform better at these resolutions or am i not going to notice any difference? Thirdly, would i be better waiting for the hd 6000's, even if it's just for the 5970 to price drop (don't know how much they would usually drop by). PSU: XFX Black Edition 750 W £100 Not much to say here, as long as it should have enough power! Case: Silverstone FT02R-2 £188 Ain't it sexy? Optical Drive: LG-CH10 10x Blu-ray reader £59 HDD: 1TB Samsung F3 £45 SSD: None, (i take it this means I don't require the highpoint rocket shown in the buyers guide?) Monitor: Samsung 2233rz 120hz9 £220 The monitor is one of the things I'm least sure about, i think the maximum size i would be prepared to go atm is a 24" since i plan on buying a second at some point and my desk ain't that large! From the reviews that i have read the samsung has some very good right ups, with the 120hz being beneficial for 2D viewing. I believe without an nvidia card i can't view it in 3d but I'm not interested in that anyway, specially not with the glasses costing so much. Keyboard: Having a bit of trouble with this one due to just not being able to find one that catches my interest, recently bought a razer mouse/headset and very happy with them. Was considering a razer keyboard too but they only come with us layout which would kind of annoy me even though i could set the system settings to uk layout. Would be looking at around the £70 mark for this I think. Thanks to anyone that took the time to read all that and post with some help!