First time build here. Any feedback and or suggestions would be cool. I just want to make sure there won’t be any compatibility issues and I’m getting the best components for my money. Going to be using this for Gaming, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and mulitimedia. Also monitor suggestions would be helpful nothing too big maybe 17 inch-ish. Crappy desk has a hutch .
Sounds good, not sure about the network card, but everything is
compatible, the only exception to the preference of parts is the motherboard gigabyte is good and if paying 134.99 is reasonable to you than fine. I do want you to consider this board;
Ive tried a few times and I cant get a Sandy Bridge build at my budget. Right now its pretty much maxed at the total above maybe a bit more. Can it be done?
You could before the motherboards got recalled, because any SB model did well in comparison to the higher end nehalem based processors. I was building a SB that came out under 900 bucks but it was the I5 2300 which is ~ I7 950 if you don't count hyperthreading from what I've read, but the GPU was a MSI N460 GTX Hawk, and a non SLI board. So it can be done but it would be in your budget only with a less expensive GFX card.
...At this time if you want to go Intel go the I5 750 or 760 route with an SLI/CFX board and overclock your CPU.
This is what I am planning on building if you want to take a look.
Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI-104.99
G.skill NS 4gb 1333-39.99
MSI GTX N460 Hawk-199.99
Seagate Barracuda 500gb-39.99
Antec Neo Eco 620-69.99
Antec 300 Illusion-54.99
Cooler Master hyper 212+-29.99
Asus 24x CD/DVD read write-17.99
Windows 7 home OEM-94.99
...Bummer for the sales tax in CA, I don't get taxed.
Good thing this number is excluding rebates.
EDIT: This should be around the same price as your build, and this would give you a good start to a multi-GPU rig. This PSU only has two connectors so a couple adapters would go along way and would be cheaper than a quality PSU with 4 6pin connectors. The setup is your preference though...