I have a spreadsheet and the calculated cost if I get everything off of Newegg is: $1,780.23 (includes S&H)
Microcenter AND Newegg: $1,715.88 (includes S&H)
Is it better to get all of my components from the same retailer? that way if I get a dead part I can easily just replace it with one receipt and at once instead of having to go through two retails to get a RMA.
I would go the Asrock Extreme 3 Mobo (cheaper, practically the same)
Other than that its a solid build. I would save up for a 120GB SSD though as it will serve you better into the future.
Also I have the 560Ti HAWK it ok but I would go the 6950 (2Gb if you can afford it) as it will scale better in CF if you plan on doing that later down the road (althrough it doesn't make a difference, some games are better on nividia some on radeon)
4. I'd go out of my way to pick up parts at many retailers if their prices are right.
Thank you, I will check out for combos on the items I want when I will finally be making the purchases. Also, should I go with the retail version or the OEM? I did some research and if I go with OEM and I do not sell the computer off to someone else it is in violation of their legal terms. So, that is why I decided to go with the retail version, plus with the retail version I will be able to receive support for it.
This will be my first build so I am really excited! My items should be getting here sometime next week since they all qualified for 3 day guarantee from Newegg except for the H100. Here is what I decided to go with in the end: