im looking to build a Gaming rig under 1500 bucks. i put together what i thought would work but im not 100% sure if everything is compatible or if i should change anything. im looking for some advice regarding compatability, if im bottlenecking anything, maybe save a couple bucks somewhere etc... any and all advice is welcome.
It's pretty much impossible for anyone here to recommend a vid card without knowing your screen/monitor resolution. I can say this much though, a gtx 560 ti 448 core is a much better deal than a gtx 570 seeing how they run neck and neck and when o/c the 560 ti 448 out performs it using less juice, less heat and does it at a better price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- You want 1.5v RAM for these 1155 boards. Any of these sets in the link will do, just stay away from that Corsair RAM with the tall heat sinks so you don't screw yourself with your cpu h/s. Corsair, G.Skill, Mushkin, Crucial and Patriot are all solid brands. 8GB (2x4) is more than plenty.
All these boards down below are Gen 3 boards...which means they are ready for Ivy Bridge and the new PCI-E 3.0 cards.
This first board has the usual rear 2x2 USB 3.0 ports, but no header for front USB 3.0 ports. Some mind, some don't mind. Good board for the money.