Well my Gateway M285-E Tablet finally ate it after 5 years, it was a good old brick. *RIP*
Processor: Intel Core 2 T7200@2.00GHz
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
So moving on to bigger and better things I have decided to put this together and see what the general consensus is. This is my first attempt at building a desktop. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bL04 total cost around $1300
Motherboard: [SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155]
Memory: A-DATA 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 - 2GB - HIS IceQ X
Power Supply: 650 Watt - Casegears ECO-Element / 80+
Primary Hard Drive: 120 GB ADATA SSD
Data Hard Drive: 1 TB Western Digital HDD -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Gaming Case
I got the 120GB SSD for the same price as the 60GB SSD which is the only reason its 120GB...
All the parts have good reviews and the setup isn't super flashy, got the K processor for the unlock, may crossfire the GPU at a later date but with some of the reported overclock speeds this thing does its job and then some for the money. Any comments or concerns would be helpful.
That's a good start but for $1300 drop the liquid cooler, don't purchase that power supply, and put a bit more in your GPU. However I will say it's a really bad idea to purchase parts because they have good reviews on Newegg. Sure they're helpful but you don't want to get something bad that will crap out on you because a few people say it's good. Check professional sources like Tom's, Johnnyguru, and Anandtech before buying.