Hello Mortals, I want to create a rig and I would be doing so in time frame of upcoming 2-3 months. Mostly some gaming FPS etc, but it should be able to do all other things. Should last 3 years in terms of relevance. Phase 1. CPU, Mainboard, PSU and Ram 1.1 CPU in discussion with @harryneopotter is decided to be 4770k i5 cost 167£ 1.2 MainBoard: Suggestions invited Requirements: 1. USB ports atleast 8. 2. Sata and E sata atleast 6. 3.PCI slots, PCIe slots. 4. Room for easy cable management. 5. Room for accommodating fans 6. A good sound card. I think I would stick with fewer channels. More channels means squat. 7. Sli support: I am going for Nvidia, though I don't think I am going to stick two cards, but nevertheless, having it is good.8. Serial port/printer port/any other legacy or modern port would be good too, IDE, Floppy etc, though this is not mandatory. PSU Suggestions invited Requirements: 1. Should support all the power hungry peripherals. 2. Should have enough power cables coming out to support various peripheral mostly hard drives of various types. RAM: 16 GB 2333 Mhz DDR3? I am thinking of buying 8 GB single stick first and second 8 GB second stick later, but all these new fancy RAM come in pack of dual channel stuff, so I am not sure. Suggestions welcome. Phase 2. Cabbie, GPU,SSD 2.1. Cabbie Suggestions invited Requirements: 1. Enough room for everything, cable management and fans etc. 2. I have made a mistake in past by buying crappy cabbie,so this is important to have a proper discussion. 3. Should have forward facing ports as well as backward. I think MB should be compatible etc. 4. top mounted PSU or Bottom Mounted? 2.2 GPU I might go with either Nvidia 770 or 670, though I wanted 680, but that is way too expensive. And they say GTX 770 is just relabled 680, so I a not certain if buying 770 is such a good idea. Cards are important I don't want to buy another for a long time. 2.2 SSD Suggestions invited Never used one before, donno if I really need it or not. Shall I get one from US? will that make any difference? do they have international warranty. 2.2 OTHER STUFF thinking of getting a WD blue sata 3 as internal drive. Initially I am going to use my old Caviar black for a while. anything I am missing? I have Mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. Will buy speakers later.