The above is totaled out at under 1800.00 before mail-ins. Its been a number of years since Ive done a build and would like any input or opinions. @ 2000.00 I will be stretching my budget but it is doable. I am torn between a desktop and a gaming(sager 17") laptop.
More about :gaming system helpful insight requested
That cpu you have up there is a locked cpu and does not allow for over clocking. You want this down down below or if you plan on doing a lot of video editing then look for the 3770K with hyper threading.
Unless you plan on using that RAM is a hair comb it's going to do nothing for you other than impede the cpu h/s. Look for Low Profile RAM like either of these sets below. That Corsair low profile RAM also comes in black, and that G.SKill Ares RAM also comes in orange...if color means anything to you.
Going for a full tower is something I am unable to do due to the size. Ive had a full tower for many years and sadly in the current area I am at, going with another would not work. Ive made a few changes to the current setup with the help thus far received. Thank you! Also, while I am not currently going to be running an SLI setup, I will be in the nearer future.