Hi, I haven't built a computer in about 7 years but I think it's time. I want this one to last probably 6 years. This would be for single-player gaming as well as everyday use. Budget is somewhat flexible but approximately $1000-$1100, not including the parts I already have: mouse, keyboard, HD, OS and CPU. I don't think I'm interested in SLI/CF. I would only be using one monitor, and I need to buy that too. I'm in the US.
One other detail that's important is that I favor quiet components that run cool and last long.
Not sure if the motherboard's lack of DVI connector will be a problem. For the GPU, I could step up to something like a Radeon 7950, but I'm not sure if it's worth it for a 6 year build. I also like the warranty options for that reason.
Get a z77 motherboard. I got a 7950 which is really great and also gives out 3 free games which are HITMAN, Sleeping Dogs, and Far Cry 3 (pretty good deal). Got a 750w if you plan on crossfire which I think you might then again if you don't plan on CF then you can just get a good 500w.
I like the motherboard company, but if you want to overclock, I would step up to an Extreme4. Its a great board. Nice PSU choice. Nice cpu cooler. As for the gpu, I would stick with the 660 and save the rest for your next upgrade. Looks like a good build.
6 Years? Sort of impossible, especially if you are ruling out Xfire/SLI.
The only possible way to do this is to make a build with a good upgrade path, such as an i5 2500k, and an overclockable motherboard (Thus, when this becomes slightly older you can overclock to prolong the effectiveness of it), and a power supply that can handle current graphics cards with ease.
The reason I say this is because there is no way a Graphics card would last 6 years, which is why you would want to constantly upgrade the graphics card, possible once every 2-3 years. CPU's are alot more "futureproof" than graphics cards, as now games MOSTLY rely on GPU power rather than CPU.
So is the Z75 motherboard okay for the SSD? Also, would the motherboard's lack of a DVI connector be a problem with a monitor which didn't have a HDMI connector?
I don't mean that it would be a great computer in 6 years; just that it would still be a decent machine that could be used to run what would be say 2015 games on fair settings. Maybe the best thing is to get a $230 GPU now and another at about the same price in a few years.