Here is my new build. Tell me what you think and what you think I could do better with. Keep in mind this is the upper end of my budget, and I can't afford to go far over. Parts are listed as they are on the websites you will see below.
Purchase Date: Thursday coming
EDIT: I'm in Perth, Western Australia
System Usage: Gaming, Movies/Music, general surfing and use.
Parts Preference: No Asus
Not a Thermaltake PSU
GPU manufacturer doesnt bother me
Full Sized ATX Mobo preferred for better airflow.
Overclocking the CPU to around 3.8-4gHz with fan cooler, building watercooling into the system into the future when I can afford it to overclock higher.
Open to the idea of SLI/CrossFire
Required Resoluton: 1920x1080+ must be FHD
Additional Comments: Left side against wall, no window needed. Need room for 2 120x240mm radiators in the future. Open to SSDs and HDD config, I do want a SSD if possible. Details of my thoughts on the config below in a parts list.
CPU: INTEL CORE i5 3570K IVY BRIDGE 3.4GHz 6MB RETAIL BOX
RAM: GEIL 8GB KIT DDR3 EVO VELOCE C9 1600MHz x2
SSD: SILICON POWER VELOX V60 2.5" 60GB SSD SATA3 550/500
HDD: TOSHIBA 3.5" 1TB 32MB 7200RPM
CPU COOLER: COOLERMASTER HYPER TX3 EVO CPU COOLER
GPU: XFX HD7950 800M/5000M 3GB/DVI/HDMI/DUAL m-DP
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD
PSU: XFX XXX EDITION 650W MODULAR 80PLUS PSU
SCREEN: SAMSUNG S24B300H 24" FHD WS 5MS LED MONITOR
ODD: LG CH12LS28 12X BLU-RAY COMBO RETAIL BOX
FANS: BITFENIX SPECTRE 120MM BLUE LED CASE FAN x6
Total Cost: $1625.00
Awesome man, cheers for the input. I will certainly look into that. Just going through the details of the build now. You think that 8GB of RAM will be enough for some of the high end games like Crysis 2 and Metro 2033, considering the OS takes about 3GB to start?
People on toms tend to say get 8GB's, and though they are correct about it i see no reason why not to buy 16Gb's. After all in 1-2 years time DDR4 will come out obviously being expensive but will then phase out DDR3. DDR3 is so cheap i would get 32Gb's just because its that CHEAP. Just my opinion though.
Because 8gb is plenty for his stated usage. Getting 16gb would just be a waste of money since more than half of it will probably never be utilized, and our goal here is to give them the best bang for their buck.