so my buddy decided to get a new rig and enlisted me to help him build it. he's greener than grass at the whole building thing and i'm a few tones above him, so we gathered the stuff that we think is right and would like opinions on our build:
the parts i'm personally not sure about are cpu cooler, mobo and psu.
i didn't actually research the motherboards before picked one, so maby i should upgrade for X-D3H (this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... right?) ? and by the way, in what way is the D3H is better than current one? i'm not really familiar with the finer details of mobos but i just read through a comparison on gigabyte's page and i couldn't see anything seriously better in the suggested board.
The psu was a choice because of the review i posted for it. I do not know whether i need a +80 gold and 750 or more Watts that AxlFone is suggesting.
cooler. well considering my build won't be overclocked, even a stock intel heatsink should suffice but i hate them so i picked a custom cooler. it's not the most silent, not the most efficient but better than stock.
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H do have SLI support H87 do have only CF support.
better VRM components in Z87 (this you can OC H87 you can not)
But then you need 4670k cpu. and cpu cooler.
If you are 100% sure that you do not OC. Then better choice (cheaper) is take intel xeon 1230V2 and B75 mobo.
Then you get kind or free SSD to your build.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1yFak
maybe not free But good buy. Leave the SSD and buy it later if you do not have budget now. Still SSD is good have in new build.
It makes programs run really much faster than old HDD.
750 psu is now just so cheap that there is not better choice in smaller ones.
Good 450-550w psu is enough for this buld.