Just another lame little thread. I haven't bought any parts yet, so feel free to criticize, give advice, etc.
I would be using this for medium-ish gaming (1 monitor, most intensive thing I play will probably be ARMA II or Planetside 2.) I will use this for other more mundane uses but it's mainly for gaming. I might do light overclocking, probably only in the 3.8-4.2 Ghz range. Here we go...
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: EVGA Superclocked 660 (non-ti) 02G-P4-2662-KR
MoBo- ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
PSU: COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms
That's about it, folks. I've honed it down for quite a while, but my technical experience is rather poor compared to some of the tech gods around here. I am not planning on getting an after market CPU cooler, because i don't really want to overclock like crazy. If this is a bad idea for planning to reach 3.8 Ghz on a 3570k, please do tell. If it is, i probably won't overclock. My current budget is about $1050.