Preferred Website(s) for Parts: aria.co.uk, scan.co.uk, any other cheap reputable UK website.
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU for definite.
Overclocking: If it's a K series Intel chip or similar.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Monitor Resolution: See note above. 1280x1024 (Philips 170b6)
Additional Comments: I'd like a motherboard, PSU and case that would allow me to upgrade to something like a i5-3570k and gtx 560ti in the future so as to "futureproof" (to an extent) my build, but I don't know if this is possible within my budget.
I was thinking of an Intel Pentium G630- it seemed to perform well in a recent TH article.
Well I don,t know wich website you'd use so I'll just give general indication.
i5-2500k is the best $/performance value for gamer I'D say since it can bottleneck any GPU on the market.
GPU Don't go below a hd6850 or 560ti and get a 7850 if you can afford one.
PSU: 500w if you go 560ti 600w+ if you want to be futur proof. Also get a good brand like antec,corsair or seasonic
HHD: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm of the size you do want (cheaper ones might make you swear)
SSD: They are for high end build, not for you.
Ram: 8G 1333Hz (2x4g). going lower isn't the best way to save 20$ IMO. Kingston, G.Skill and corsair are good brand.
ARIANET StealthX Black Midi Tower Chassis
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard
550W OCZ ZS Series 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
8GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline #996770 (2x4GB) 1333 (PC3-10666) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V
MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050]
500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive
LG 24x Internal DVDRW GH24NS90 SATA Black Bare with m-Disk Support
MSI Twin FrozR III Radeon HD 7850 OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail