Location: East Coast US
Site Preferance: CPu WILL be picked up from microcenter for sure, and for the others, any website as long as it is all in one place. Will buy form microcenter if cheaper.
Part preferance: I would prefer intel/nvidia but it doesnt matter that much if AMD can offer better preformance in GPU. And if its required to save some money for other things, I wouldnt mind and AMD 8350/20.
OS?: Yes need an OS
Bodeen has a nice build, but a lot of the prices are not displayed correctly. There's a lot of prices on PCPartPicker that has not been updated yet, especially at NCIX. For example, the Bitfenix Alpha is $60, not $30. The XFX 650w is $80, not $60. The Asus Z87-K is $140, not $113.
Here's what I would suggest with the correct prices:
-The i5-4670k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 bundle deal at Microcenter in-store pickup.
-Pick up the ODD and HDD at microcenter as well.
-The XFX 550w psu is $50 after rebate at NCIX. On PCPP it says $60, but that's because it didn't upgrade the price yet.
-Buy the RAM and GPU at Newegg.
-For all of the other components, use NCIX. They price-match so you'll pay the same price as opposed to buying from a different retailer, but you only use one retailer. So for Windows 8.1, use NCIX to price match it to OutletPC's price of $95. For the CM Hyper 212 EVO, use NCIX to price match B&H price of $33.