I am building my first system and am quite excited to be doing it myself. So, I finally chose all the components keeping in mind a budget of around $800 - $900 (less if possible), but not wanting to sacrifice too much on performance.
I was wondering if anyone would be willing to take a quick peek at this list and let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions?
Thank you in advance!
Hey dude, Are parts Seem fine, but the other guy made a point about your Case Size, ALSO!!!!!
you dont have to buy all your parts from Amazon, there is the site called PC Part Picker, where you can find all the parts on the Amazon page you linked us and it finds the websites that has the lowest prices for each part. Its easy and simple to use.
Keep in mind that the Antec EarthWatts PSUs don't come with power cables (ie, wall-to-PSU cables); as this is your first build, I don't know whether or not you've got a spare one lying around or not. You can either buy one from Monoprice for dirt cheap or pick a different PSU* that'll include one (we can give you recommendations).
On saving money, +1 to shopping around - Newegg, Amazon, and NCIX.us tend to have the best prices (sometimes there's a vast delta in price, even).
If you intend to get i5-3570k, you should get a 1600 mhz RAM. The Ivy Bridge CPU is designed to handle 1600 mHz, although the performance difference is negligible. Also, you want to get an 2x4GB kit instead of two individual 4GB sticks. I'm not saying it won't work, but a kit has been pretested to work together, whereas individual modules may conflict (very rare but it does happen).
Right now, Newegg has some good 2x4GB kits for the labor day weekend sale. The 1600 mHz Gskill Sniper series is $39 with coupon code.