AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Arctic Cooling UCACO-P0900-CSB01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler
Asus M5A97 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
***Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
***Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
***Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card
Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Original Hardware List=£589.94
Modded Hardware List =£545.72
Do you need Windows 7 Pro or can you save a little more by using Home Premium?
Like WHS says 8GB is plenty for gaming.
Switch to the AMD video card well its an amd system for the most part anyway and it will also simplify your drivers.
128GB SSD. Unless you need that 1.5TB of storage this will help alot performance wise.
Dont worry about the benchmarks, I'm an avid gamer and will tell you your basically building the nex gen system of what I run. All my games are always max settings and never ever drop below a 30fps mark. Thats about all the human eye will see anyways.
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
AMD FX-4100 16 °C
Zambezi 32nm Technology
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 805MHz (9-9-9-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-970A-D3 (Socket M2) 38 °C
AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series (XFX Pine Group) 46 °C
119GB OCZ OCZ-VERT EX4 SATA Disk Device (SSD)
No optical disk drives detected
Realtek High Definition Audio