My existing 500gb HDD (also have a 1tb external, so I use that for all other storage, Music etc)
My ATi HD5830 1gb (Still pretty decent, may upgrade to something better in the future)
This will be around £360, which seems reasonable, Its virtually a whole new computer, rather than an upgrade. But its the most cost effective way in my opinion
Does that seem like a good way forward? This is about the most I want to spend, being somewhat on a budget(Car insurance is a killer right now). and if not, what should I get? I was looking at AMD, but until the Bulldozer comes out, Intel stand out the most with the i5 (or maybe even i7, if I want to stretch that far?)
the mothermoard you are getting "h61" does not allow for overclocking of your 2500k, if you want to overclock you will need a "p67" or "z68" series motherboard. if you do not want to overclock just get the i5 2500 (without the k).