http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k3WjsY - this is what Im planning and as you can see its missing a few... parts (Motherboard & GPU, and for the observant - the case.) Some people consider these important so I guess I gotta add them in... My budget was origanally £400 but thats gone out the window so, as long as you try to stay below £500 then were pretty good. So my challenge to you is to come up with a build using the already listed parts and adding in a GPU, Case and Motherboard for a budget of £500.
For the graphics card, I would like to be ballin' in High settings, 1080p, +40 FPS gameplay (in games like BF4 & Skryim) but thats unlikely but as close to that would be good.
*note* I would also be using this rig for 3D/2D design work and animation. Also I would use it for video rendering and editing
For the Motherboard, I would like duel channel supported with max support above 16GB. Also it needs to support a i5 4690k processor and also have a minimum of 1 PCIe x16 slot and also have eneugh Sata 6gb/s slots for an optical drive, 2 hard drives minimum (1SSD for future upgrades as well as a HDD currently) and a slot for an SD reader. Inbuilt Wi-Fi would be nice but not necessary.
*note* in built graphics are not needed
For the case, in needs to look damn good, have decent airflow, and ideally, include 1 or 2 fans. Side windows are not necessary nut are welcome.
in addition, if you got even more spare time, would it be possible to also work out a build (in addition to the £500 build) to aim at the price of £450 (while stilll using a i5) or find some cheaper - but still reliable - parts for the build (such as a cheaper PSU or HDD)
and may the best challenger win,