I have completed a gaming PC build at $1200 and would love to hear everyones feedback. I have put a strong emphasis on quality and reliability, thoroughly researched every part, and would would like this PC to last me as long as possible for the money. This build is the absolute best I can do as a non-computer professional. Here we go!
Thank you for the replies! I know there are many of these posted each day, so I appreciate the time you all have taken to respond.
I know I could cut the memory in half to 8 gb, I had added the extra just to add to the builds longevity. What do you think of my choice of Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer?
I chose Asus as my motherboard manufacturer because of their outstanding reputation for reliability, but it is a more expensive option. How good is ASRock? I've heard that they were a division of Asus, and given the price disparity I was afraid their products weren't quite as good. I also saw some great choices with Gigabyte and MSI.
I went with a premium of cooling options such as the CPU cooler, better thermal paste, and a dual fan video card to make certain that heat is never a problem. Am I being overly cautious, or is this a good investment?