and this is my topic and i asked the question
so answer it properly
Relax I just needed some more info.
If my conversions are correct 500 pounds = 1018USD?
Gigabyte P35-DS3R Motherboard (great motherboard for overclocking)
8800GTS 320MB Video Card
G.Skill 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800 dual channel RAM (they're black colored)
You'd need a good power supply to power all this so: Corsair 520HX (do not skimp on the PSU especially with a 8800)
If you really want "3.0Ghz" buy a E6550 or if you have the extra an E6750 and overclock it to 3.0ghz. I have the e6750 and it was relatively easy to overclock from a 2.66Ghz to 3.36Ghz. If you don't want to overclock and just want 3.0ghz so badly, get a e6850 which is stocked at 3.0ghz.
This should hit slightly over 1000USD and these should be able to play nearly all games at max settings. The 8800GTS is a good video card for this.