APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Some time in the next week. BUDGET RANGE: I'm from the UK so around £1000 (equates to around $1650)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: All round usage - Internet, films, music. Also any good game for the PC i.e. Crisis, WoW.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: UK websites.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes (nothing ridiculous, just so I get my money's worth )
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. Rather go for single so I can SLI in a few years but if it's a good deal I'm happy to SLI.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not really sure but will be using a 37" HDTV.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: As I say I'm completely new to this so after weeks of research have narrowed it down the following parts. The main problem is getting a decent enough GPU to output my 37" TV without blowing my budget.
Also, I won't be likely to upgrade anything for a couple of years.
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As far as I know I'm playing it pretty safe but let me know if there's any parts you'd recommend differently. Also, I know some parts are out of stock but I'm just using the sites to show you the product. I will shop around if you think the parts are fine.
Whats the resolution of your TV, 720p or 1080p? It isn't the size of the monitor that matters in regard to choosing a GPU, it's the resolution of the monitor. Since a 295 gtx is out of your budget, I would consider a 275 gtx or a ati 4890. This leaves room for crossfire/sli later on.