Like the title says, I am building a new gaming rig for personal use as well as extra credit in school. My budget is strictly $800. So far this is kind of what I am wanting. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2NXqo
I know there are probably cheaper motherboards and/or processors I could go with but I am having no luck finding good information.
I do not need a HDD, only the SSD. I presently have 3 - 1Tb 7200's that I plan to use to impliment a raid 5. I do not need an OS as I have access to Win8 Enterprise.
I want to spend at or under the 800 and still get very good performance out of my rig.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
You can save yourself a hundred dollars downgrading the 760 to a 660, you'll still get great performance (That's $877). Also, you shouldn't need an after market cooler for a stock CPU, dump that (Down to $740). Well - that was easy.
1) Your ram is slow, and while you have a lot of it, 8 gigs is more than enough to run any game. You should get 1600MHz ram or above for gaming.
2) You could get away with a 600watt PSU easily.
3) If you search for your parts on newegg.com you will get very detailed specs about each part. I use this site to buy all of my pc parts simply because of the detailed information they give you about each product.