For about a month, I've been researching as much as I could before buying my first gaming rig. I plan on using it for Iracing, along with all the other popular sim-racing games. I must warn you, the only experience I have comes from my research in the past month or so, so please bear with me.
I just figured I'd check with the knowledgable community just to see if I'm making any last minute mistakes with pairing up the parts.
I'm still not too confident actually assembling the computer, but I figure I'll be alright.
So....on to the parts!
--GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
That looks pretty good for the most part - only I'd pay a little bit more for the motherboard if you can - I still don't get why Gigabyte includes parallel and serial ports anymore when that type of hardware hasn't been made since the late 90's. I'd say go for this instead - more future proof: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm a fan of corsair PSU's. I'd go the the HX or TX line though.
I would also look at Asus / EVGA for your mobo or a higher end gigabite. ($200 ish price range)
EVGA motherboards - at least recently have had very questionable reliability. Although I do have to say I saw the Z77 FTW and I'm liking what I'm seeing, even though the price is a bit steep I think that will be my next board.