Hey guys, I'm switching over to PC gaming and video editing.... I have a $1500-$1700 budget on hardware....over details like that are included below. If anything seems to vague, ask and I will get back to you.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3 to 8 weeks
Budget Range: $1500-$1700 on Hardware (including OS), and No more than $400 on peripherals [Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Surround Headset] (SEPARATE FROM HARDWARE COST)... Total cost no more than $2100
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Streaming (Youtube), Video Rendering, Basic Web Use, School Work (Typing Reports...etc..)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (OEM)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Wherever the component is being sold for the cheapest (excluding sites like eBay, craiglist, etc.)....
Location: Troy, Michigan, USA
Parts Preferences: Ivy Bridge Intel CPU, liquid cooling, At least a 120GB SSD, along with a minimum of a 1tb HDD, Modular PSU (Minimum of 600W), LED Backlight Monitor, NON-REFERENCE GPU'S
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Preferably 1920x1080, ultra settings on all current games with at least a constant 50-60fps
Additional Comments: Playing games like BF3, Skyrim, Crysis
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Building first system...switching from consoles.
This is good but I'd change a few things
First of all you forgot the SSD, I'd recommend a Samsung 830 (128GB or 256GB)
Go ahead and get the P8Z77-V Pro motherboard, it's only a little bit more, if you're lucky you can get it on sale for the same price as the regular version, like I did.
Corsair H100 and save $20-$30
Get a 670 instead of 680
Maybe a 2TB drive if you're going to be editing
-the vertex 4 is pretty much the fastest SSD out there. and pretty reliable due to it being based off of marvel hardware
-noctua nh-d14 is pretty much the best heatsink you can get
-motherboard has free ram. you have 24gb in your system
-seagate drives are reliable from my usage
-matx is the way to go if you are not going to do SLI
- i prefer image quality over speed from a 120hz monitor. therefore i chose the asus pb238q monitor over the benq 120hz
-chose a very good keyboard. should last you a good 5 years