I have been trying to build a gaming computer for the past 2 years (being deployed for a total of a year has hampered that). Now seems like a good time, what with all the pice drops and new achitectures coming out and i have decided i will build this thing around June/July timeframe.
Approximate Purchase Date: June 2012
Budget Range: $1600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers and Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Probably Neweegg.com
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I know the PSU is WAY overkill, but I want to futureproof this sytem as much as possible and leave options for SLI and overclocking without buying another PSU. Grand Total came out to just under $1600. Any suggestion on better bang for buck?
I'd cut down on the case - the Thor is quite a monster and you only need it if you're building around a monster motherboard like the Classified SR-X or Asus Rampage IV Extreme. I'd also heavily advise against using a Thermaltake PSU. The bad thing about those combo deals is you wind up buying a lot of crappy hardware to save a few bucks - do your research before buying!!! I can't stress that enough!