8) Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST $22.18 on Amazon
9) Perixx PX-1100, Backlit Keyboard $54.99 on Amazon
10) Anker® Gaming Mouse, 7 Programmable Buttons $19.99 on Amazon
11) Apevia 700W Power Supply $39.99 + $8.99 shipping on Amazon
12) StarTech 1.5g Metal Oxide Thermal CPU Paste for Heatsink Cooling $4.13 on Amazon
13) EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti Superclock (02G-P4-3753-KR) $139.99 on Amazon
14) ASUS VX238H 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor $169.99 on Amazon
15) Cyber Acoustics Subwoofer Satellite System (CA-3602a) $39.99 on Amazon
16) Monoprice 18-Inch SATA III 6.0 Gbps (108783) x3 $9.21 on Amazon (for 3. $3.07 individually)
17) AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable $5.99 on Amazon
I would greatly appreciate it if I may have your expert opinion on my build. The whole subtotal on Amazon is $1086.44 as of this post (I am well aware that some parts may increase or decrease in price over time.) I would also appreciate it if you made some suggestions to make my build of better quality while sustaining the same price. ie. better graphics card, about same price; better gaming mobo, about same price etc. Also please take note I would like to stay on Amazon. Thank you, have a wonderful day.
Drop the 16 Gigabytes of ram for 8, And use the money you saved to buy a 760 or a 770. your CPU Should never be more expensive than your GPU, As 98% of all games rely on the GPU more that the CPU. Drop the seagate drive for a WD Drive, as they fail less, And drop the apevia PSU For a 650 Watt SeaSonic PSU.
A non S sku processor and an H97 mb should fit your budget
2 x4 gig of RAM is enough for a gamer
you wont need additionalk thermal paster there is some on the ntel cooler and it is very good
the apevia power supply is poor quality . You need an 80+ bronze [ or better] unit of about 500 watts
Ideally do not use HDMI . DVI works better for a computer with external speakers
I don't think you need 16 gigs of RAM - 8 (2x4) should be fine. Use the $75 bucks to get better components elsewhere. Why are you buying thermal paste? The CPU kit will come with the stock fan and thermal paste. I don't think you need to go aftermarket unless you're OCing, and it doesn't seem like you're doing that (though if you wan to OC, you totally should).
You don't need a 700 watt GPU; I'd spend more money on a reputable brand for sure though. No sense spending $1k and then putting it all on the back of a questionable $40 part.
I think you can get better performance from other GPU cards with a bit more money...like an R9 270. Let me see...
Reputable PSU, good gaming build. Stronger GPU, decent CPU, SSD, and I kept peripherals along your lines). And I made it all Amazon, even though I would shop around as you'll save some money. In particular, I was looking for a Windows 7 64bit OEM version, but Amazon doesn't have them (odd)?