Hi, It's been a while since I've been on these forums. I initially joined to check compatibility on my first build, Amd x2 4600, Geforce 7800gt, 1gb DDR ram, Asus A8N-SLI Premium all in the Antec P180. Unfortunately I'm posting this message from that same computer, never did get round to upgrading, about time for a new one I think! I'm currently looking at the following specs: CPU - Either Intel i5 2500k or i7 2600k CPU Cooler - ThermalTake Frio Motherboard - Asus P8Z68-V Pro (although still waiting to see if Z68 is actually worthwhile) Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz (CAS 8) GPU - Undetermined PSU - XFX 750w Black Edition Case - Silverstone Fortress FT02B (+Air Penetrator Fans Incl.) Optical Drive - Samsung Blu-Ray SH-B123L Storage (SDD) - Crucal RealSSD M4 128Gb Storage (HDD) - 1xWD Caviar Black 1TB, 1xWD Caviar Green 2TB Sound - Asus Xonar Essence ST (Already own) I've got a Dell 2707wfp thus max resolution will be 1920x1200, so I don't need an ultra powerful GPU (I think). I would like to stand a chance at playing Skyrim when that's released, I considered waiting until then to build the computer. Perhaps go for an Ivy Bridge CPU. From what I can tell though, it's mainly the gpu that affects games anyway, perhaps I could get away with an i5 2500k. Any advice will be appreciated, I'll look into any parts suggested. Budget yet to be determined. I like to have a 'goal pc' then work around it. I could temporarily drop the cooler and blu-ray drive (I've got a spare DVD Drive), perhaps go for CAS 9 RAM and a Samsung F3 1TB HDD to save about £100. A P67 motherboard might reduce it by another £30 or so as well.