I'm planning to build a new PC that will be prodominantly for gaming and multimedia in General. My budget is £1500 (less is better) and am going to buy in early January 2012. I am planning to play the latest DX11 games on high/ultra. I will be overclocking also. Monitor Res: 1920x1080. Prefered UK site: www.aria.co.uk
First of all, nice build.
Second of all, I can't answer your windows question.
Check the dimensions of your case, and graphics card, to see if it will fit.
You should have no problem with skyrim.
I would change your PSU, perhaps. Corsair, Antec, Seasonic are excellent choices, so I hear. I stand by Antec and ASUS products with confidence. I love My antec 1200 case, and I'm using an antec 550w PSU, Got my phenom II oc'd to 4 ghz, and my gtx 460 OC'd at 870 core.
Also, I think ASUS makes better Motherboards than MSI, based on benchmarks, and user reviews. But that's just my inner fanboy speaking, I'm sure.
HDD prices are out of this world right now. So perhaps buying a smaller HDD for now until prices drop could save you some cash.
Edit: Mushkin also has some really great gaming modules that have beat G.skill and Corsair Vengeance in some tests. But Corsair Vengeance RAM is still serious, nonetheless, and performs just they way it sounds. With a vengeance!
Yeah, true if anything were to go wrong and seeing as I don't plan on OCing them the warranty should still stand. Thanks
I would still go with Corsair. They are tried and true, proven through use and abuse. Taking risks can be... Risky, obviously. In my opinion it's better to use your knowledge to your advantage. Corsair RAM is well worth the money. and you can OC it if you must, down the road. It's probably more expensive because they use higher end hardware, and can handle the type of abuse that cheaper RAM can't handle.
All in all, it's up to you. But you can't go wrong with Corsair Vengeance RAM.