Looking to build a mid-high end gaming system for my first build, and this is what I'm looking at right now. I'm in the US, looking to spend around $1200-1500. The below build is currently sitting in cart at Newegg for $1409. Very inexperienced, but I've watched a few guides and researched a decent amount over the past month or so. Please try to be as clear as possible when replying. So far this is what I'm looking at:
Also need Windows 7, probably 64-bit Home Premium.
Probably worth noting I don't plan to OC much in the foreseeable future, perhaps after I am more comfortable with everything and have researched it more. I plan on playing a variety of games via HDMI to an HDTV at 720-1080p. Also would I need to buy standoffs? Looking at the case on Newegg I can't tell if it comes with them included or not. I'm new, but trying very hard to do things right the first time around! I appreciate all the help I can get, so thanks in advance.
the changes only make the first build more premium. they perform the same otherwise
The Antec case looks very nice for the price, I am impressed. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. However I do like the tool-less sort of "noob friendly" appeal of the Obsidian case. I was told Gigabyte's support was to be avoided, so I was trying to steer clear of their boards. Are there any support-friendly alternatives in case of any issues? If I was more experienced and could handle most problems myself, I would be less hesitant about getting one. Still have to look at the suggested cooler. Thank you very much TheBigTroll.
*Also, has anyone else heard of potential problems between Corsair PSU's and ASUS boards? If I should have to pick an alternative PSU around ~750W, can anyone make any suggestions?