|Case||Fractal Design Define R3 (Black Pearl) (link). I wanted to like the Titanium Grey variant, but for some reason I just couldn't.|
|Motherboard||MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) (link).|
|CPU||Intel Core i5 2500K (link). Who would buy something different? Except for Benny of course.|
|Cooler||Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced (link).|
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4GB (2x2GB) (link). It also comes in blue, which may have blended in with my motherboard better, but it just seemed a little tacky.|
|GPU||MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC (link).|
|PSU||Antec TruePower New TP-650 (link). A nice solid 650W supply. I could have gone for an 850W, but I don't think I'll be straining this one at all.|
|Hard drive||2TB Samsung HD204UI/Z4 Spinpoint F4EG (link). I've found Samsung Spinpoint drives to be very reliable (and quiet).|
|Optical drive||Samsung SH-B123L/RSBP (Blu-Ray) (link).|
The total cost was £809.42 after VAT. I set myself a limit of £1000, so I think I did well on part selection. I may end up ordering more RAM (4GB is getting a little tight these days), but other than that I'm quite happy with the selection.
I have now switched the RAM for the following:
|RAM||Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) (link).|
Scan responded admirably quickly to my request (the order was updated within an hour, I'm not sure exactly how long as I forgot to note the time I sent the request).