OK guys I really need some help. I'm trying to build my own gaming pc and I have a basics idea of what I need but I would like some ideas and suggestions of my build. Oh and one more thing my build has a limit of 1500 dollars to 1700 dollars with all the accessories such as keyboard mouse etc. Here is my build:
ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Asus
1. i would recommend going with a AMD video card. They tend to use more video memory than anything nevidia puts out. It may be personal preference, but i like them alot better. The only bad part is sometimes there are problems with their CCC; but there are fixes for that.
2. And this is a big one. Where is your power supply..... does it come with the case or what? and if you don't have 1 i would suggest a 80plus gold certified high wattage power supply that is modular.
3. Your monitor choice has 5ms response time if your doing any gaming you will want a 1-3ms response time monitor.
If theres anything else you need lemme know. Or any questions.
Nvidia: You're looking for X60, X60 Ti, X70, X80, X90 and those are reflective of performance (and probably price) respectively. Some would argue that the X50 or X50 Ti could be considered for gaming and that would be correct if you're mostly playing indie games and other games easier to run (where you can forget about triple A titles).
Look for deals... you don't seem too tight on budget so I would consider at least a 660 Ti or higher if you really want to go all out.
Looking at your picks...
Good pick on the CPU...it's a solid one.
The hydro "cooling" is ok but don't expect crazy overclocking results with it. If you are considering OCing your CPU, I'd highly recommend the new MSI motherboards. They make things extremely easy use when overclocking.
Scrap the microphone (you already have one with these headsets). Besides, you'll want to use headsets whenever gaming/chating at the same time. (Save that money for a better videocard). Besides, if you're going to do recording (for youtube or whatever else), those should be on a separate budget. Buying a pop filter with a cheap microphone is wasting money. Instead, you should buy a good microphone...and if that's not enough, buy a pop filter to make it studio-like. PS: Good microphones are expensive.
Good call on the SSD. If you can afford it...get 2 (it's what I did).
1 SSD of Windows and main applications.
1 SSD purely dedicated for gaming (I installed STEAM, ORIGIN, etc on it)
1 HDD for storage (media, etc.)
Razer make good mice but I can't comment without pimping out Logitech. Their mice are pretty good also although they don't look as slick as Razer's...their performance combined with the grip just feels better (for me anyways). That said, the Razer keyboard's pretty good. Just keep in mind that Razer's latest software add-on requires internet connection (which has been critized a bunch lately). I don't use it myself because it made my keyboard crash all the time...so keep that in mind (if you were planning on using it).
So ya, i'd start looking for deals given the above recommendation.
Get G400 or G500 from Logitech (Mouse), and with that money on a keyboard, just pick up a G510 keyboard, personally I think that Razer one sucks, it has not a single macro key from the pics I looked at on Amazon, only thing good bout it is the backlight. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G510, can probably find em cheaper, but im not searching around.