I'll post this here since this seems to have turned into the "rate my build" thread. I'm thinking of getting started ordering parts once finals are over. I would like to stay around the $1300 - $1400 range.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
I'm not married to that case, juts threw it in there for giggles, been going back and forth. I would like a case with good stock cooling because it's my first build and I don't trust myself judging it and would hate to overheat a $1400 system.
is that good RAM? should I bump up to 16GB? anything that isn't compatible? Also, will I need to order anything separately, like cables etc. I know I'll need some heat sink for the CPU fan.
This post was edited on 11/29 at 8:04 pm