My main concern is that I've heard that this particular case doesn't allow for an intake fan on the bottom of it if your power supply is too long. Can anyone recommend a good power supply that won't eat up a lot of floor real-estate?
I don't need a super-powerful PSU, but I'd rather not go below 550W. My budget for the PSU is $200 max.
(I've never built a PC from scratch before, so if anyone sees any issues with my build here please point them out.)
Ditch the CPU cooler. The stock cooler is fine because you cannot overclock that CPU. If you want to overclock you need the K version of the CPU. I would recommend the Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo. It will be quieter and cool VERY well for half the money.
That is WAY too many fans. All ANY computer needs to stay cool is a front intake, top exhaust and rear exhaust.
That sound card is junk and is MANY MANY times worse than the motherboard audio which is quite good. Drop the sound card for sure.
That monitor isn't 1080p, making the GPU a COMPLETE waste of money as a much lower end card would easily max all games at that low resolution.
16gb RAM is more than you need if this is for gaming. 8gb will be more than enough to max any game.
You can get a DVD burner for less than half that money.
Those speakers are junk and will not even sound better than cheap ear-bud headphones.
The mouse and keyboard are wireless which is awful for gaming.
are you planning on overclocking because you have a non k 4670 designator selected. you will need a k designator processor to overclock and if you arent the only other reason you need a z87 board is for sli capabilities
Not planning on overclocking, so no worries there.
Ditched the CPU cooler and soundcard.
Not ditching the fans. My current gaming rig has the fan setup you've described, and it's been a nightmare when it comes to overheating from the day I bought it, and everything from replacing the fans with better ones, replacing thermal paste, fixing the company's atrocious cable management, replacing the PSU, etc. etc. etc. has done very little to mitigate it. I'm planning on replacing the fans that this new case comes with with the other ones, so I'll have intakes on the front and bottom, and exhaust on the back and top. Should be perfect for airflow. I don't mind paying a little bit for an extra fan.
Ditched the mouse, keyboard, and monitor for now. I'll find better ones later. Leaving the cheap speakers for when I want to show someone else something on the computer. The rest of the time I typically play with headphones on.
If the mobo is a bit much for the system as it stands, any suggestions on a cheaper one that'll fit what I have well?
swap out the stock intake for the 2 extra case fans, they are way better, use either the LED fan or black fan as exhaust, either top or rear, depending on where you mount the radiator and preference.
Take a trip to a Best-Buy or other electronics store who has a lot of computer parts and choose a mouse/keyboard there, better off doing an actual hands-on touch-feel kinda thing there.
Upgraded a few things to better quality material, and still came in under your budget.