After having problems over the years with buying Dell computers I decided that I would attempt at building my own PC.
I used to think it beyond me, but from looking at this site and also reading a book my wife bought me, i feel ready to give it a go.
I've drawn up my "shopping list" of components, but would welcome any comments, criticism and advice.
Nzxt Phantom Case
Intel i5 2500k
Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 S1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX
G.Skill RipjawsZ 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17000 C9 2133Mhz Quad Channel Kit
PNY GeForce GTX 580 Graphics card - 1.5 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6 Gb/s 126MB/s <4.2ms 7200rpm - OEM
Intel 311 (Larson Creek) 20GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive
Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP 12x Blu-Ray Combo Drive
Corsair TX 750W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply
Edimax 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless PCI Adapter
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black
Roccat Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Primary function of the PC is for gaming, though I am dabbling a bit in photography and photoshop.
I've estimated this build at around £1800... didn't have a budget as such... wanted to keep it reasonable... but may have got carried away "future proofing" some of the items. lol
Hope you guys can guide me in the right direction.