I've taken advantage of Black Friday to buy the following:
asus gene IV $170
Coolermaster CM690 Advanced $70
EVGA GTX 570 $340
G.Skills Ripjaw 4x4gb $60
Windows 7 x64 OEM $100
I still need:
an optical drive (DVD burner is fine, but I'll go for BD if it's cheap/on sale),
HDD (looking for 1TB, but considering sales on a 240gb SSD because of the price/performance),
and a PSU (considering Seasonic Gold 750W for $110; is this overkill/a good deal?)
Pricewise, I'm currently at $940 and trying to stay under $1200. This computer will be used for gaming (BF3, Skyrim, Shogun 2, Stalker: Call of Pripyat). I don't plan on using SLI or heavily overclocking (maybe just bump up the 2500k under stock cooling) in the future. I will pay extra for reliability/ low noise.
Please recommend components and whether I should buy them today or wait until Monday. Does Newegg have additional good sales on Cyber Monday?
Thanks for your help! The articles and forums forums have been extremely helpful for a first time builder.