Case: (Still searching for the right one) Noise Reduction: Power Supply Gasket, Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts CPU: Intel Core i7- 2600 3.40GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache i5-2400 or i5-2500k Cooling: CoolerMaster V6 GT CPU Cooler Or CM 212 EVO Motherboard: [CrossFireX] Asus P8Z68 Depends on how much you want to spend. I can't see any reason to go over $150 fora z68 and you can get to about $90 Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) Dual Channel Memory Ok so long as low profile and 1.5v GPU: NVIDIA GeFore GTX 560 Ti 1GB Consider a 6800 series from AMD for the money/performance Power Supply: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Sinlge gpu build 550w is fine Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s Given prices and warranties: 500gb WD Black series if this is the sole drive Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF HDD Cooling System Never use them Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Duel Format DVD+-R/+-RW CD-R/RW Drive Ok. Never spend over $25 Sound: High Def On-Board 7.1 Audio Wireless Network Card: 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps PCI Wireless Adapter Network Card I use USB dongles rather than cards that take a slot OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home - 64 Bit
How much might I save if I tried to build this myself?
What are you going to do with it? Is this your true budget? My comments above will assume gaming as #1 in the absence of more info.