Hi, I'm not 100% if this was the right place to ask this, if it's not I'm sorry!
Right, I'm going to be buying a PC from pcspecialst.co.uk. I should probably say that I'm very dense when it comes to the ins and outs of computers, so I thought I'd get some opinions from people who have a better understanding of the subject. Here's the set-up I intend to buy (primarily for PC gaming), if you could tell me if it's a good build or if there's any compatibility issues etc. I'd be most grateful. Thanks!
CPU: Get an i7-930 and overclock it. The i7-960 is a waste of money.
RAM: Make sure that's CAS Latency 7 RAM.
Mobo: The Asus P6X58D Premium would be more future proof with USB 3/SATA III support.
SSD: Either bump that up to a 128 GB or leave it out.
HDD: Try to see if that's a 500 GB platter drive (Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12). Those would be a lot faster.
Opticals: BR is kinda pointless right now. I'd seriously consider leaving it out altogether.
GPU: Hopefully, if you ditch the BR and take the rest of these changes, you can afford a 5970.
Sound: Pointless. Discrete cards are a waste of money. Just go with onboard.
Case: The Cosmos is a little expensive. Try to get the HAF 922.
PSU: Make sure you get a name brand unit (Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, PC Power & Cooling or SeaSonic).
HSF: The V8 is overly expensive. Get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus.
If you want a full list of every specific part I would buy (seeing the huge budget), here it is: