SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, watching porn
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Got a 21" LCD screen, going to use my old keyboard, mouse and Z4 speakers. Also using the optical drives and hard drives from old PCs.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ebuyer.com or ebay.co.uk
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: England
PARTS PREFERENCES: XFX 5850 graphics card, HAF 922 & i5 750. (Build rest to be compatable with these)
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Parts come from a website which delivers to the UK. Please don't suggest Newegg parts as some which are cheap on that site are really expensive over here since they need to be imported.
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 £110
You can get this board for around £100 on ebuyer and scan. Scan doesn't have the CM Hyper 212 Plus with 1156 bracket (or it doesn't say it does), and it's RAM is a bit overpriced. Those two sites I think have the HAF for £80 as well. If you want to find a good board below £100, I think you should look for motherboard roundups of P55 and H55, probably budget boards. I've seen these sorts of articles on Tom's and Anandtech.
Yea the postage variable is something that you'll have to work out. I'd say try and get the HAF 922, Mobo, CPU, etc from scan or ebuyer and then get the Hyper 212 and anything else that is cheaper on overclockers or aria with that.
Yea the VX550 does have 2 PCI-E connectors - one is an 8pin with detachable 2pin, ends up being a 6pin.