Like title says first build. I went and attempted to piece together a system based on very little knowledge gained here. Some were semi informed decisions, others flat out guesses.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($205.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon) Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GTS (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Any glaring deficiencies? I'm near the top of my budget so if I'm over spending in any areas where I could go cheaper without a loss in performance please let me know.
Ultimate goal is to be able to play most games on high/ultra settings.
I agree with navask01, parts look good but I would also upgrade the power supply. Seasonic are one of the best. I heard that the Rosewill Captive is made by seasonic. I am using it in my current build and I have no complaints. Its also listed as Gold Plus