I used override for some items due to me having credit at Best Buy.
I also compiled this AMD setup. Costs a bit cheaper but from what I know the i5 performs better than the FX 8350 in World of Warcraft (main game I'll be playing, mostly end game 25man raiding, and I know that WoW tends to be a bit more CPU heavy):
My main questions/concerns are is the Intel build solid/compatible and sensible for the price? Am I right in choosing the Intel build over my AMD one, or would they perform similarly and I would be better off saving the extra money and/or devoting it to a better GPU? For budget, I am comfortable shelling out an extra $100-150 or so if there is indeed a noticeable quality difference. Also note this is not solely for World of Warcraft, I am looking to be able to run games decently in the future and most notably Wildstar has prompted me to build a new system
this is assuming you got no plans to run 2 cards in SLI/CF. this should still give you a good constant 60fps in most cases in WoW, save for a large raid probably. while Nvidia tend to fare better in WoW, the R9 280 should trade blows with the 760 in other games. only other way to further chip down the price here is to go with a non-OCed i5 build, like the i5-4430. at it's best, it performs a bit better than an FX-8350 @ 4.5ghz in some games. at it's worst, it performs slightly below a 4.5ghz FX-8350 in a few games.
-Locked processor and H97 chipset motherboard to not overclock. Ditched the aftermarket cpu cooler since you're not overclocking. Saves you a lot of money.
-Smaller version of the Phantom. You don't need a full-size tower; a mid tower like the 410 would be fine.
-Swapped the GTX 760 for the R9-280. Noticeably cheaper and about the same performance.
-Better quality psu.
The i5-4440 is $190 at Bestbuys and you can price match the NZXT Phantom 410 to get it for $80 at best buys.