Hard Drive- some 500 Gb-1TB drive. (suggestions would be great)
Ok the two motherboards I am choosing from are the infamous ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard or the ASRock H67M LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. My question is with this hardware would it hurt me at all to get the Asrock board? I am not planning on overclocking (I don't know how) I am not planning on using SLI and besides those 8 gigs of ram I am not planning on getting any other. I am a gamer and I was just wondering if I would lose alot of FPS and comp power by getting the cheaper board or if I would just be losing those extra PIC/Ram slots? Thanks in advance.
I went with that one, and I'm quite happy with it. Doesn't have all the extra crap and is much cheaper ($124). Unfortunately, NewEgg seems to be sold out at the moment (but that should also tell you something about it).
Instead of the 2500K, go with the regular 2500. Same performance, but without the overclocking features that you don't need. If you want the possibility of overclocking later, stay with the K. It really isn't all that hard.
I also went with the Ripjaws X CL9 memory (one 8GB kit and one 4GB kit when there was a 15% off sale). Worked like a charm right out of the box.
I have that case's little brother the 912, and I couldn't be happier with it. Big, black, roomy, and solid. I did replace the two fans that came with it though. There are six Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F fans in mine, and it really lives up to the HAF name.
Hard drive wise, I went with the 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3. Nice drive, quite fast.