hi everyone looking to build a system just want some opinions as everything seems so close in performance. the system going to be used for gaming, watching films, listening to music and general day to day. Roughly £1000 budget.
CPU - AMD Phenom II 955 (gonna use a h80 and overclock)
Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair Formula V (mainly thinking for the dual X16,X16 and the bulldozer support)
Ram - 8Gb Mushkin radioactive 1600Mhz (little bit of overclock room not looking to push it majorly)
The motherboard does come with built in audio and it can be quite good , unless you are so into sound quality there might not be a need for the extra expense of a seperate sound card. That particular motherboard has a SupremeFX X-Fi 2, 8 channel chip on it. Just a thought.
thanks for all the ideas. I've put together an equivalent intel system with a 2500k and i've looked at dropping the monitor to a 24". With the changes no matter which way i go i can fit a GTX 580 into the build which is immense. Not looking to build until december time anyway so i've got plenty of time cheers for the help.