System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (FPS and MOBA), CAD (Various architectural CAD software - AutoCAD, 3Dsmax, Adobe pack, Sketchup, Maya), Streaming on Twitch, General Internet stuff!
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Whole system. Retaining mouse, keyboard and possibly hard drive for extra storage
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any with UK shipping
Location: Warwick, England
Parts Preferences: Preferred Nvidia and Intel but open to anything
Overclocking: I have never overclocked but am happy to have factory overclocked components or oc them if it's easy enough!
SLI or Crossfire: Either where appropriate to match my GPU requirments.
Monitor Resolution: Not sure
Additional Comments: Would preferably be quite. I will be using the PC for the majority of each day with high intensity. I would like to be able to multi task for example rendering an image in 3Dsmax whilst using photoshop and so this needs to reflect in components. I would like a SSD and aim to run my existing HD as extra storage or my external.
I have stated my budget is £800 - this is inclusive of OS. I have keyboard mouse etc to retain. My budget has some movement but as I am not to sure of current setups I can't be to accurate with it. My requirement almost dictates my budget within reason.
My friend has a i5 3570K with and ati 7870 and has recommended that as a starting point for me - would you agree?
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
Current pc is on it's last legs. E8400 and 8800gt system has served me well for 4 years +
This would be my first PC I build on my own. I'm competant with PCs but knowlegde of components is outdated.
Many thanks for your time. Please message back if you require any additional information or have any advice!