I already have the following for a new build:
ASUS Blu-ray BC12B1ST
Samsung 256 SSD 830 Series MZ-7PC/256B
Creative Sound Blaster X-FI
Kingwin LZ-1000 1000W PSU
NZXT Phantom PHAN 0001WHT
Here is the cut and paste:
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month
Budget Range: Whatever it takes.
System for Games and Home (BF3, Boderlands2, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Still need MOBO, CPU, Memory
Do you need to buy OS: Yes Windows 7. Home or Pro?
Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg
Location: CT USA
Parts Preferences: Intell and Nvidia
SLI: No, OK ... Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080
Additional Comments: I plan on getting 16 MB of RAM. I have had RAM issues in the past and would like to stick to 2 8 MB sticks, it cuts down on the trouble shooting. I tried to do the right thing and buy the from the approved vendors list for a MOBO I was considering and there were no 8MB sticks approved. So first question is, how important is the "approved vendor list". I have G.Skill Trident series on my wish list, 2X8 DDR3 2133
CPU: Ivy Bridge? and Z77 MOBO? I am open to discussions. My first thought was Core i-7 3770 3.4GHz and the ASUS Sabertooth
Graphics: I can afford the 690 but I am a little concerned with heat. I DO NOT want to water cool the graphics card. I also wonder if the price to performance gain is worth it.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: It's time to build!
One last thing, I was considering putting in a TV tuner card as well. Any reasons not to? Any recommendations?