So I talked myself out of buying a pre-built PC and decided to just build it myself, however, I have no idea what parts are compatible with what, so if someone could critique my build, I'd be delighted.
Approximate Purchase Date: Probably not anytime soon. I'm just planning.
Budget Range: Around the $800-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, youtube.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any. Probably prefer newegg.
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Here is the build I've come up with so far, if anything is worth upgrading or changing, please let me know. Thanks in advance!
I've looked at your build and it's very spot on from what I've researched. For the power supply, I recommend going with a 700W if you plan to overclock. 650W is just fine, but having an extra 50W is a good idea if you can. As for the rest of you parts, by all means go for it!
EDIT: Also, I would like to thank you very much for bringing that part picking website to my attention!
You and me the same. I can't settle on a motherboard either! It's probably because my budget is $700-ish... But the one in your build is a good choice.
The EVGA 560 Ti shown on your build is quite likely the cheapest. I've been looking around a bit, and that one at newegg is the cheapest (and best reviewed) I've found. So you have my thumbs-up for that one.
UPDATE!: I looked into that Gigabyte motherboard a little closer. It only supports CrossFire, not SLI. If you plan to SLI in the future, the Biostar TZ77XE3 looks like the better choice overall, albeit a little costlier. It's a new board from Biostar and it's getting mostly good reviews so far. It also has solid overclocking-friendly features too.