Very helpfull stuff.
I'm not very clever and cant buy out-right the system i want. I've read a few books and think i can try a build.
My part-time job will give me a budget of about £150 per month for parts. 8 months to a year depending on circumstances for the build.
I just ordered bit 1 - NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal Edition after stumbling on your forum then reading the reviews.
Bit 2 next month will be CPU Intel Core i7 3820 (4 x 3.6 GHZ) ? prices seem to yo-yo but about £170 would be good.
The original list i kinda lifted from a custom site was this:
Computer Case Mars ATX Gaming Case - Blue. Not available hence the Phantom.
CPU Intel Core i7 3820 (4 x 3.6 GHZ)
CPU Heatsink Intel Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Memory 8 GB 1333 MHZ (2x4GB) - (DDR3)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 1.5 GB - (EVGA) - (PCI-E)
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH X79 (Intel X79)
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCI-E)
Networking Wireless LAN 450Mbps (PCI-E)
Power Supply Corsair 800W Gaming PSU - Low Noise
CPU Compound Standard CPU Compound Supplied With Heatsink
Hard Drive #1 3 TB Seagate (3000 GB) SATA-III HDD 7200 RPM 64MB
Optical Drive #1 Sony 24x DVD/CD Re-Writer/Reader - Black - (SATA)
Case Lights 2 x Sharkoon 12" Green Light Tubes
Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
DVD Playback Software FREE - CyberLink PowerDVD 10
DVD/CD Burning Software FREE - Nero V10 Essentials Suite 2
Monitor #1 23" HD LED Widescreen Monitor - Black - 5ms - DVI/VGA
Keyboard Logitech (G105) Gaming Keyboard - Green LED Backlit (USB)
Mouse Logitech (RX250) Optical Mouse (USB) - Black
Speakers Logitech (S220) 2.1 Speakers & Subwoofer - Black
Monitor Cables & Adapters - DVI Port to VGA Monitor Port Adapter
Not carved in stone, i'll adapt as prices / products change.
With your sites information and help i hope to avoid pitfalls.
I CAN build... me hopes