Alright, here it is, I've gotten everything picked out and all looks well. Total price for this baby is $622(before tax, about $650 after. Just an estimate). I'd appreciate some comments/feedback on how this build looks as this is my first one.
CPU/Processor: i5-2500k($220) Heatsink/fan: COOLER MASTER 212+($28) Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3($130+$7.87 shipping) Power Supply: KINGWIN ABT-850MM 850W($80+$6 shipping) HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM($60) RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 @ 1600mhz($53 after tax+shipping, already bought it) Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower($49 after tax+shipping, already bought it) DVD/Optical Drive: Using the one I have in my current computer($0)
You'll notice there is no video card there, temporarily(until around Christmas or possibly earlier) I'll be using the i5-2500k's integrated 3000 HD graphics. It plays games at a decent framerate and will get the job done for a few months til I can afford a GTX 560ti. That's how I can afford such a well built computer for only $650! Comment on things that you'd suggest changing because aside from maybe the power supply not being bronze or higher everything seems perfect to me.
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Looks good to me. Just a sidenote: integrated graphics NEVER run games well. Period.