This is my first ever custom build and I was hoping to get advice for this build (better value components, compatibility issues ect.).
I intend to order my parts within the next week or so, with a maximum budget of £900 (although I'd really prefer it to be within £800, I am prepared to pay a bit more for better value for money).
I will be using this system mostly for gaming, playing recent titles (e.g. Skyrim with lots of mods and Battlefield 3) on very high settings (1920x1020), with stable framerates, and low loading times; as well as streaming the odd hd movie.
I live in the UK, and will preferably buy most of my parts off Amazon. I DO NOT intend to overclock or go down the dual GPU route, and don't want to have to upgrade much for a few years.
The single item I am most uncertain about is the brand of GPU, due to the rumours of dodgy transistors and blue screens. There is a Gigabyte version of the card for £10, but I'm uncertain if it's worth the extra. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Radeon-Graphics-GDDR5-...
I'm looking for best price/performance, but also factoring in power consumption and temperature (noise is not an issue unless it's excessive).