So I've spent the good part of 2 years convincing myself that I can't really afford to get a Desktop PC, even though I really, really want to build one up from scratch and game on something that isn't a 3 year old laptop. So it being Christmas time and all I decided to finally say "fuck it" and I'm treating myself to a Desktop. I've picked out most of the parts from OcUK, a UK-based (who'd have guessed it) e-tailer who I've heard good things about but I have absolutely no qualms about picking stuff up elsewhere if anyone knows a better place, and I'd appreciate any input or help from those of you that know better then me :) 1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £179.99 1 x Iiyama Prolite X2377HDS 23" Premium IPS Panel Widescreen LED Monitor - Black £139.99 1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £99.98 1 x Samsung 120GB SSD 840 SATA 6Gb/s Basic - (MZ-7TD120BW) £79.99 1 x Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) £54.98 1 x Seasonic S12II 520W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £54.98 1 x BitFenix Shinobi "Core" USB3.0 Gaming Case - Black £46.98 1 x TeamGroup Elite 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (TED38GM1600HC11DC01) £23.99 Total : £703.80 (includes shipping : £19.10). This is literally only a preliminary "let's put things together and see what it looks like" build, nothing is set in stone just yet. For instance, I still need a Graphics Card recommendation as I have no idea where to even start with those things and the naming conventions/brands make it very difficult to compare stuff when you don't know what you should be looking for. I'm also realistically looking at a budget of £1000 (inc. monitor and shipping) but the closer that gets to £900 the happier I'll be. I'm probably going to pull the trigger on this once my finals are over in about a week and anything you think is too expensive, etc just let me know of alternatives. It would be greatly appreciated!