Hey, I've been thinking about building my own PC for quite some time now, and I think I'm almost ready. I'm 14 and to spend this much on anything is a very hard thing to do. I have been thinking about it for almost a year just to make sure it's something I really want, and I think it is, not just because of the PC (though it mostly is), but because of the experience I can have building it. I have spent numerous hours researching and planning for it. My plan since early this year has been to wait until Black Friday to make the purchases. Even if I don't get a huge amount of deals, I'll still know that I really wanted it. Plus, now that the GTX 660 Ti is out, that just makes it better. If you can take a few minutes and look over my build and see if everything looks good it'd be a huge help. Also, feel free to make any recommendations. I also have a question, do any of you regret buying your gaming PC?
Approx. Purchase Date: Black Friday
Budget Range: >$1050 for tower only, >$1400 for entire setup (monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, tower)
System Usage: Gaming, School, Video/Picture Editing, Web, Multimedia
Buying a Monitor: Yes
Buying OS: Yes
Preferred websites for parts: microcenter.com, newegg.com, amazon.com
Don't get the 660Ti. Get the 7950. It's about $300-$320. Spend a bit more and get the Extreme4 mobo, but it's not a big thing. Do not get an OCZ SSD. Updates are destructive and not as reliable as a Crucial or Samsung. Corsair 600w is $60 @Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat...
Get the 670 then. Also, you know how the 3570K runs at 3.4GHz, right? Overclocking is making your CPU run faster than it's supposed to. So, you can make that i5 run at 4Ghz and even faster than that. It's easy, but if start changing voltages and try to run at 4.8Ghz+, then you shorten the lifespan of the CPU. You don't gain a ton of speed from it, but it does help and it's fun! You can do the same to your GPU as well. I would go with nafoni's build and get the CPU and mobo from microcenter, but change the mobo to an ASrock Extreme 4. At Microcenter, you get $50 off the mobo if you buy it with your CPU, so it comes out to $274.98 for the Extreme 4 and i5 together.