This is my first time building or thinking about building a pc, my father has some knowledge on pcs, and he also has some friends that work in the computer industry, so it won't matter much about how I'm going to build it.
Some parts are more expensive then others for example, the motherboard is a bit pricey but has great reviews but I know I should be putting that forward on the gpu or cpu I'm just not entirely sure what to switch in and out lowering the cost, I'm on a budget of around $1,100. I need some help swapping out reliable brands parts on anything that I've chosen really, I've had some help from friends that have a limited yet wide amount of knowledge on computers. I prefer intel over amd because I'm more familiar with Intel as well as the fact that I know it performs great! It'd be greatly appreciated if you were to assist me.
PCPartPicker : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KgvKK8
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($218.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($88.97 @ Amazon)
SSD : Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card : EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Case : Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply : Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($113.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive : LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Fans : Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans x2 ~ Quantity : 2 ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($22.70 @ Mwave)
I selected the Noctua fan to exhaust air out of the back of the case, 2 Corsair fans in the front pulling air in and 2 on the top of the case pulling air out.
it's going to be hard to hit $1.1k without either giving up your kb+m, or OC cpu/mb
best I can do
Use stock fans, changed screen to aIPS one for $10 more
The V300 is the worst SSD ever, kingston has lost my trust http://hardware-360.com/kingston-stealth-swaps-in-slowe...
Changed to cheaper but still good quality PSU
changed to cheaper but still quality ram
changed to R9 280, same perf but cheaper