I am looking at building my first gaming pc. I have to say, I am kinda afraid of building such an expensive one encase of the worst. But most or all of the prebuilt ones that newegg.com sell only have some of the components I want and the rest are overkill. So here is what I was looking at through newegg.com . Here is my build, oh and its for gaming.......
GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black Wired Professional Multimedia Keyboard
Thermaltake Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
That's a nice build bud.I have a few recommendations. Do you really need sabertooth mobo.If you really want to spend that kind of money i recommend getting Asus Maximus mobo. Frankly I think you would be just as good with Asus P8Z77-V Pro, it's on par with the sabertooth benchmarks wise the only thing sabertooth has going for it is it's looks and five year warranty other then that the other features with the fans keeping your motherboard cool are gimmicks and my friend bought it ®rets it.
Also what you gain, for your use, by having a GTX680, over a GTX670, doesn't REALLY justify the additional cost, but of course, that is your choice.The PSU is a NO GO you could get either Corsair HX, or Seasonic X series those are two that come to mind of course there are other reliable power supplies.
Given you are spending well, in other areas,that's about all i see wrong or questionable.
1: get a mech keyboard. way better than rubber dome
2:sabertooth is a gimmick. heats up the board rather than cooling it
3: i have a better IPS monitor. won many awards across different sites and i have a version of it
4:you can get a way better psu like mine
5: lol 500gb hard drive. 1tb is not that much more
6 ont bother with liquid cooling unless you are going custom. heatsinks are quieter and generally perform better
7:no need for a fan controller. my case has one but you shouldnt use it since its already so quiet
8:cheaper dvd drive
9:you can get a bigger version of my ssd for not much more and it would be miles ahead of the v200
10:id get a better mouse. using a crappy one on a 1700 dollar rig doesnt make sense. i recommend the deathadder black edition from razer but not all people like it
11: my 670 can outperform your 680. it has a much better cooler and will let you overclock way further than that evga. not to mention evga is overrated most of the time
12: the motherboard i chose has a wifi card
13: 16gb of ram is overkill. so is 8gb for games
Thanks a million for the feedback. I have redone my build based on some of your recommendations. Some build advice while defiantly better than mine, didnt fit into what I was looking at, mainly price wise. Here is my build....
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter
TP-LINK UC100 USB Cradle
Grand Total: $1,808.85
I know I didn't change my keyboard and mouse, but will when I sit down and actually buy all this. Also, while I like the case listed above, can anyone recommend a good full size case for the same or less money, but still have all the frills of the Fractal. I guess I am things that a full size case would be easier to maneuver in when building?? Maybe I am wrong.
That part picker from the big troll is cool, thanks. I am restricted in buying the stuff from newegg though.
Finally, The mobo has a wireless card...so should I delete the wireless adapter on my build list?
Again, please feel free to critique anything on the list.
Its been a bit, but I have had to hold off on buying stuff till November, my work is not going so good at the minute. So I could buy now but on a less budget, so if I wait till November, I should be back to normal with my $1800-$2000 budget.
I wont ask for a best answer as all of you have been a huge help and have made me a lot wiser to whats good and whats not so good. So I will sign off and I shall be back the beginning of November to re-pick your brains. Again, thanks to all, I appreciate all your help.