System Usage from Most to Least Important: music production/gaming pc
Parts Not Required: mouse , keyboard ,monitor, case,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: all
Country: any, except keith urban. mrrica
Parts Preferences: HDD - At least 1TB
RAM - At least 8GB
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: this is my first pc build , im not really dedicated to any of the parts i have chosen so feel free to give me as much input as you can . im trying to spend as little money as possible on this while not sacrificing quality , i dont want anything dying on me after a year. i run photoshop , rosetta stone , ableton ( a music production program). games i run skyrim and mw3.
here is what i have so far, thank you
psu ram sound card where is case choose case like haf 912 or full tower like haf x or storm trooper
my total will be 840 to 940
i again list it down
intel i5 2500k or 2400k
asus ASUS P8Z68-V pro or p8h67 v pro
power colour hd 6790 x2 or xfx hd 6950
psu corsair tx 750w
corsair vengence blue 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
creative titanium hd
samsung optical drive
cm haf 912 or haf x or trooper
that extreme4 is not worth it
their are complete missing parts in ur built and comes no where near my built and that graphic card is waste of money the 6950 kick it a** and can be unlock to 6970 and oc to match a 580 in less than ur graphic card cost
up to this point i would recommend getting the listed parts and just leave out the graphics card... because nvidia kepler is just around the corner.... it would be a waste since this is your new build i won't recommend get any graphics card on the market before the kepler release... not even hd 6950 if you ask me...
Something like this would probably work very well for your needs. I didn't include a case as you stated you didn't need one. I didn't include Windows, but if you need it, the build will come close to your $1100 cap, and if you want to cut some costs, here are some suggestions:
Use the Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS (not the newer EVO), as while it might run 2-3 degrees warmer, is still a great cooler and is $10 cheaper than the EVO.
Also, you may want to hold off until the Nvidia kelper and/or AMD 7800 series are released, and the z68 motherboard would allow you use the computer with the built in Intel graphics until then. Otherwise, a 560ti is a good choice, and you could drop to a 1GB version to save $30 or so.