Upgrading existing system with a budget about £650/700

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Hi guys, following a problem with my AMD AM2 system where the heatsink clip came off and contacted the motherboard i've decided to retail my existing 4x250GB sata II drives, sound card, case and psu which are all decent quality and replace the motherboard, processor, ram and a new gfx card, my existing cards do work but arnt DX10 compatible.


Link to parts list i put together yesterday:

http://www.budgetbuybuild.com/specmanager/1502/



APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Medium gaming, video editing, graphics and office work.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Hard drives, psu, case, keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.ebuyer.co.uk

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel quad core

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No/Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Card reader, motherboard must support SATA II & RAID 0,1, 0+1 and have a few free PCI slots for sound card and wireless adaptor.


Thanks for taking the time to look it over
 

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£700 is i7 money, and that CPU can be found at other retailers for £170.

also vista ultimate isn't worth it for a gamer.

what is your monitor resolution and what make and wattage is your PSU.
 

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Cheers guys

Its a 650W Coolermaster PSU, current res is 1024*768 (can go higher) but im thinking of investing in a new monitor in the near future too
 

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As per the recommendation to use Win 7 RC, ive currently got it downloading and thats free'd up another £160 to spend elsewhere, so ive altered the cpu to an intel i7 920, ram and motherboard. Also i've been through the QVL and made sure that ram is compatible with the board.

Please recheck latest spec list here:
http://www.budgetbuybuild.com/specmanager/1633/

any thoughts, shud be ok? no obvious mistakes