SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming...not much else
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg (US)
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, ATI GPU
OVERCLOCKING: Not initially, but later probably
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I think I'm pretty set on everything I've picked out, I've been lurking on the forums for the past few weeks. I just need a few suggestions on a cooler, which i might not buy right away. I'll be looking at combo deals when I buy this so don't worry about recommending those for now as it'll be a good week or 2 before purchase date.
* The RAM set is okay, but runs at 1.65v. I prefer my RAM sticks to run at stock voltages (1.5v), so I'd recommend considering RAM sets that run at the stock voltage.
$94 shipped! Runs at 1.5v stock voltages too!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
* OCZ PSU is fine, but I prefer Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C/BFG. OCZ has been doing better with their PSU's since acquiring PCP&C.
* HD looks fine to me
* Good selection on the DVD burner, since it's retail, which means you get the software to read/burn DVDs!!
* OS is good too!
OK, so I went ahead and changed my RAM and case to what you suggested, so that dropped the price by about $30. I'm not too knowledgeable on the Sata 3 and USB 3.0 upgrades, are they significant game changers? Initially I didn't really think they would be so I went with the ASUS board as it has 2 PCIE slots. I really want to stick with the 790X Bridge, the only ones newegg has are Gigabyte and i thought I heard something about them not being true Sata3 and USB3, is there any truth to this?
I haven't heard anything about them not being true SATA 3 or USB 3.0, but I could be wrong.
Personally I think you sitting quite well with a single GPU solution. I think SLI/X-fire is costly and isn't always the best for everyone. I think if you feel that your not getting good FPS, later down the road, you can just upgrade to the latest single GPU that you can afford. I'm sure by then the GPU's will be smoking past what you have today??
I haven't really use that OCZ PSU but one of the most important parts of a PC is the PSU and for the $20 price difference a Corsair PSU is definitely a better choice, Corsair PSUs have never let me down.
Thanks for the input Dark, I was actually poking around newegg last night and noticed the same thing so I switched that already. I like the suggestions on the PSU and the cooler so I'm going with both of those. I think that does it for this build, so unless there are other suggestions, thanks to both of you for your replies and suggestions.