I still have a bit of £££ left so I was going to replace the monitor there with a 120Hz one, I was thinking of getting a BenQ XL2411T but if I got that then I'd have to lose a bit from somewhere else on the system. Does anyone have any advice on what to cut back on or if I should buy a completely different system.
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I solve the issue detailed above
Budget Range: £930 After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming/recording games, movies, internet usage, office work
Are you buying a monitor: Yes(see above)
Parts to Upgrade: Everything, but I am planning on reusing 4gb of kingston RAM from my old PC (Sorry, I can't remember the exact model)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but don't include that here because I'm dealing with that separately
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't really mind, if they ship to the UK then they're fine, although I personally dislike amazon for tax evasion
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK (I'd prefer to get it online though)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, don't really care after that
Overclocking: In the future, so coolers are not essential now
SLI or Crossfire: Not planning on doing it
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: The main Game I will be playing is TF2 but I'd like the capacity to record it (Dxtory) and I will also be playing bigger games like Arma/BF3 or 4
Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC is so slow it's almost painful
XFX make awful GPUs - do not buy one (their PSUs are very good though).
Go with Sapphire for AMD cards.
Also, if you're reusing RAM from your old PC, you can't "mix and match" it with the 8gb Corsair module on your list. You should only use identical modules. I'd say just buy a new 2x4gb kit (better than 1x8gb), and keep the RAM from your old PC for spares.
I'd recommend this RAM. It's going cheap, and performs great (I have it) - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv38g160...
Great choice on the monitor and keyboard - I have the exact same ones, and I can tell you that they're both superb.
The X4 is a very good keyboard, especially considering it's price. Even though it's not a mechanical keyboard, it's very good for a rubber-dome.
That ASUS monitor is great too - cheap, but the quality of the image is sterling.
Also, if you aren't planning on SLI/Crossfire, it might be better to go M-ATX, as M-ATX motherboards are cheaper than their ATX counterparts.
As for the mouse, the Logitech G400 is good, but I'd recommend a Roccat Kova+ - I have one, and it's a superb mouse. It's cheaper than the G400 too. However, it may not be to your taste, as it has LEDs (which can be turned off) and quite a "futuristic" design - I know some people prefer minimalistic mice.
Also, you may want to go for a 1tb HDD - 500gb won't last you very long, if you're anything like me (I've half-filled my 1.5tb HDD which I bought only 5 months ago). I'd recommend Western Digital's Caviar Blue HDDs over Seagate's Barracudas, although Barracudas are still very good HDDs, and reasonably priced - Western Digital HDDs are more expensive, but are very well made.
I'd recommend this - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-interna...
- It's only £13 more for twice the storage of the Barracuda you chose, and has a much larger cache - a wise purchase.
Finally, you don't need a 120hz monitor. A hd 7850 wouldn't be able to fully utilize more than 60hz (except in TF2 - even then, you probably won't notice much difference between 60fps and 120fps). 120hz is only truly justifiable with cards such as the GTX Titan, GTX 690, GTX 780, HD 7990 (etc.) or a powerful Crossfire/SLI set-up. Besides, I can guarantee you that that monitor is great.