I'm looking to put together a build very soon. The last time I built was over 6 years ago, so I'm looking for some advice with what I've come up with so far. I have money to spend, but I'm not looking to go overboard. I just want a build that is going to be able to handle the latest games well, for a reasonable price.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week
BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Good brands
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
Seems like a decent enough build.
You say you don't want to go overboard yet you are getting a motherboard that is USB 3 capable and im going to guess SATA 3 capable too, this is quite superfluous for your needs and i'd advise getting an equally capable motherboard but lacking in USB 3 and SATA 3 for a lower price.
As for your PSU question, 650W will be just fine for your current build, however if you have an eye for crossfiring a second 5850 in the future then the 750W would be a wiser investment now. If not, then stick with the 650W.
The second set of ripjaws you linked to are a higher quality, more enthusiast/gamer oriented pair of sticks, most likely they'll run a bit cooler due to the more ostentatious heat pipe system and have tighter timings thus runnnig a little faster, other than that both will serve you perfectly fine so go for whatever you feel is best to your needs.
Replace the Western Digital HD with a Samsung Spinpoint F3, much better.
In terms of your keyboard and mouse, i prefer roccat to logitech but you seem set on them so go with your own personal preferences there.
One other question I forgot to ask was nowadays do mobo's come with any pre-supplied cables? The hard drive I am getting is a bare drive, so I don't think that even comes with a SATA cable, but it's not mentioned in any of the product descriptions.
Are there any cables that I may overlook which are necessary?