PARTS PREFERENCES: I have good experecne with Intel and Gigabyte but im not limited to this...any thing really.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not purchased Monitor yet but most likely 20" monitor
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quiet PC would be good, dont want to have to upgrade soon, although would likt to eb futureproofed so upgrading is easy in the long term. Oh would like a 20" Monitor, and all in one card reader.
You'll want to upgrade that GPU if you plan on doing much gaming at all really. Maybe something in the 5670 range? Unfortunately if you'd most likely need to upgrade your PSU to accommodate that as well...
If you had to cut back somewhere to allow for these upgrades the most obvious place would be the CPU. You wouldn't lose much performance if you got this one instead http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191956
And your gaming performance would actually improve.
Unfortunatly the second build does go over budget quite alot and im building for someone else that has specified £625 as an absolute maximum. Trying to get it for £600 though if possible.
The recommendation of comprimising on the CPU is definatly an option if you think that i would need a better GPU. Any other thoughts on this at all? What are the Onboard graphics like for the MSI 770-C45 posted above? Would they suffice for a short while so money could be saved or is that just a silly option?
Also how much difference would the RAM speed actually make in day to day operations (not gaming)?