I'm pretty intent on the graphics card (or any that perform to that level for around that price), but the rest of it I'm looking to penny pinch on if possible. All told it's a tad over $1,400 and I'm not great with minutia like finding very comparable hardware at a lesser price. Any and all suggestions are welcome. This system is intended to be gaming first and I don't have plans to do any substantial upgrades other than some extra ram. I usually just ride out a solid system until I need a new one rather than giving it small upgrades.
So guys. Anything I overlooked? Am I leaving any substantial bottle necks? What am I doing right and wrong?
The secondary card is intended to be a very cheap way to take any load off the primary video card while gaming. It's been a couple years since I've made a system, but would that not still serve a purpose?
Motherboard is a good choice, but if I'm not going to upgrade it's unlikely I'll need the new SATA standard, though USB 3.0 is a consideration.
The ram is slightly more expensive, has less in the way of reviews, and seems to be very comparable- what's your recommendation there?