Sure yall have heard it before but I just wanted to check and see if my build would work well/ fit in case. I checked several times myself from what I have read it should be cool. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks
Looks fine but i would drop down to 2x4GB ram. Samsung 128GB SSD + Seagate Barracuda 1TB Will do nicely. For your PSU, this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is on sale and is much better than the one you have above, plus it is 150W more. Apart from that, very nice build and any for the blueray, just get the cheapest, it dont really matter the brand. I would just go with the one that will look best in your case as you will have to put up with it for the coming years so its nice to have something that wont be an eyesore.. Oh yeah. get the CM Hyper 212 EVO, it has a better fan
I can't remember the last time someone actually spec'd out ram that the mfr says will work with their motherboard!
Kudos to you for this. You have just saved yourself a lot of headaches.
Much of the noise you will hear may be valid, but not really important.
Looking at the $$$ you are spending, it appears you have room to adjust things a little.
I have 3 recommendations.
1. Cooler Master is not a bad PSU supplier, but is not the best either.
I have not kept up with the current best deals, but camohanna recommends a good alternative. Sorry I can't do better. I will bet others may chime in with good deals on PSUs as this thread goes on. Corsair makes good stuff, but so do Seasonic, PCP&C, Enermax and a few others...
2. 16 GB of ram is not a waste of money. Ram is cheap, really cheap. You will thank me later. Just as a "duh" use 64 bit Windows. Keep in mind that with 4 dimms you are done given your system. 16GB is good.
3. Any SSD, and I mean ANY SSD will provide speed dividends you will notice, feel and appreciate.
Find a way to buy a solid state drive to house your operating system and most used programs.
Like memory, SSDs are cheap right now. I just bought a Vertex 4 128GB for $80, and a Samsung 840 250GB for $155.
Maybe you can do even better. The internet is our friend.
I don't know whether you can make use of a 680 video card. If gaming with the best current games on a very large monitor, (or multiples), is important then go for it. With the 22-24" monitors most of us use it is overkill. You can best be the judge of that. I think this is why DarkSable is so against it. In any event, a small improvement in the best performance does cost big $$$. Look at current reviews in terms of what cards can do and evaluate further.
Optical Drive: Who cares? Look at reviews if you must. Nobody runs programs off them. All of them play video just fine. If you need BlueRay then pay attention, otherwise get what is on sale.
It'll work, but 16 GB of RAM is a waste of money. (With photoshop, battlefield 3, and 20 tabs in chrome, all at once, my computer doesn't even hit 7GB used.)
The 680 is also a waste of money - it's only 5% faster than a 670, while being $100 more expensive. When the cards are overclocked, it's only about 2-3% faster.
As for SSDs, order of preference should be something like this:
Samsung 840 PRO, samsung 830, OCZ Vertex 4, Intel 520, Crucial m4... and don't buy the 840 non-pro.
Why not buy a 840 "non-pro"?
Is this a spec matter?
Is this a reliability issue?
Yes, the fastest cost more. For the money an 840 "non-pro" is a great deal. Why? Not the fastest.
Compare ANY SSD, even the old ones to a spinning hard drive and there is no contest.
Don't be spec bound. Money counts too... That's why you are pushing a 670 over a 680.
Gee, what's wrong with a 660ti then?
Ok so with what has been contributed I have made some adjustments. Still debating on the gpu. Would this 680(399 at newegg right now) be considered "low end" enough that the downgrading is worth it? Also read about running two 660 ti in sli(one now and if I feel as though I want more another later). Also in terms of the network adaptor I am clueless. Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks for all the help.