I am planning on building my first gaming PC and I was hoping someone could review my build and make any suggestions. It looks good to me but I just want to be sure before I order the parts in the next month or so. I do have a thread on this from a while ago, but I have further educated myself on PC's since then and I believe I have finalized my parts list.
All I'm asking for is for someone to review my parts list and make any suggestions. Here's the link to pcpartpicker:
You have an unlocked CPU on a non-overclocking motherboard. It will certainly work, but if you don't want to OC you can get a non-K CPU (and drop the cooler too) to save a little money; if you do (or might) want to OC, get a Z87 board from the outset, as a new Windows license will also be needed if you upgrade your motherboard later.
You can reduce the size of your PSU to 550W without any capacity worries, even if you overclock.
Most likely, you will not need a sound card, as motherboard sound is a lot better than it was ten or fifteen years ago.
Other than that, anything else would be an unnecessary niggle.
Thanks for all the answers, I'll drop and the sound card and look into upgrading my GPU. As for overclocking, I'm not really interested, it's not something I really need to do. What do you recommend for a good GPU? Im thinking of either going for a GTX 670 or a GTX 770?
Thats a pretty nice system, I might have to consider that. I know the 290 is a great card, but I prefer Nvidia to AMD so I would probably change out the card. Would a GTX 780 be on par?
It will most definitely be on par. The only reason I recommend a 290 over a 780 is that they both have great gaming performance and will last a long time. But, Nvidia cards are much more expensive for the price so AMD is the best choice. Also, AMD cards usually have more VRAM for multiple monitors and for video related processes.