I have a list of all the parts I want to order, and am planning to order them ASAP. I hope to play bf3 on high settings. I just want to make sure that all my parts are compatible, specifically how the mobo will fit into the case.
Here are the parts that I have.
While that's the cheapest z77 board newegg has, I strongly urge you to get a better one. Among other shortcomings on that board, the voltage regulator only has 3 phases (really nice motherboards have up to 6). 3 phases means temperatures will be higher, shortening the lifespan of the board, and the actual voltage supplied to the CPU will vary by a wider margin than with a 4-6 phase regulator.
If gaming is your highest priority in this build, you should look at other monitors. What you want most in a gaming monitor is low latency (2ms for a TN panel LCD monitor), high refresh rate, and a high contrast ratio.
You won't get much higher than 75hz refresh in a monitor at that price, but we can improve on the latency and contrast.
So I will change the combo with the motherboard, cpu and ram.
If i get the processor by itself from newegg(I don't live near a microcenter), and then i get this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
then I get a better monitor like you suggested.
But what motherboard would you suggest at a price around $20-30 more than the previous one. And if you don't mind can you tell me anything about motherboard and case compatibility along with the PSU I picked out?