Budget Range: Up to around £700 all in, but less is always nice.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (mainly fps) Video Editing (1080p) web/illustration work + some music production
Parts Not Required: I don't require a mouse/keyboard/monitor/optical drive/OS (plan to use windows 7 via a bootable USB - if this is likely to cause issues on a new build please let me know!)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk or cclonline.com have been recommended, however I'm open to suggestions.
Country: United Kingdom
Parts Preferences: I've been recommended to go with Intel particularly with video editing in mind, however if I can get as good/better performance from AMD at a noticeably better price i have no brand loyalty whatsoever.
Overclocking: I've never tried this before, but I'd be open to suggestions about what my eventual build can get away with and/or whether I'll need to look at implementing more cooling measures.
SLI or Crossfire: Wasn't planning on this unless it'll save money somehow, which I doubt! Wouldn't mind having the option to add in another graphics card later on if it's a possibility.
Monitor Resolution: I don't know off the top of my head! My old desktop has died. I have a ~2 year old 24" lcd if that helps...
Additional Comments: Saving money on the build would be great, I've based my build on existing pre-made builds that SCAN offer so I have a feeling some of the parts may be a bit overkill. I'm also pretty patient, I don't mind waiting a little extra for video rendering or turning the graphics quality down a bit if it will have a big impact on price! I don't care how ugly the case is, and I'm not really concerned about noise from it. I've helped to build a couple of pcs before years ago but never done it by myself before, so I'd really appreciate any advice on compatibility, getting a good deal, any pointers for having a SSD primary hard drive for my OS and regularly used programs (no experience with them) and also the potential to go for a smaller case if possible.