This is my first build and I'm looking for some advice on the parts.
I have looked around the site a bit at new builds to get started but have a few questions.
1. WiFi is a big issue for me, there will be no wired connection where I am using the machine and I don't want a tacky add-on solution. I notice some motherboards have WiFi and some do not, which is the better option?
2. Does my build make sense. As I look around I find notes here and there reminding me to make sure my power supply is powerful enough to support my memory, video card, and other things. I'm worried that once purchased and assembled I will find out something else that I'm doing wrong.
3. Using pcpartpicker.com it gives me an option for a sound card, I have not come across any in my research. Any suggestions? do I even need one?
I'm looking for a machine that I can game with. I'm not a huge graphics nut, as long as I can run games without lag I'm happy.
I will also be doing some development on this machine, so I will probably dual-boot windows / linux
My budget is ~1000, this is for the tower alone
I live in Canada
The only part of your build that doesn't really make sense is the graphics card - a 560 is last generation. For the same money you are better off with a 7850. Or if you want to fill out your budget it looks you have room for as much as a 7950.
As far as sound cards, you need better speakers than come with most computer systems to hear the difference, but there is one. The most popular decent sound card is probably the Asus Xonar series. Most people just stick with the CMedia sound built into the motherboard.
Wifi cards are usually cheaper if you get them not built into the motherboard - you've got literally hundreds of choices in both USB and PCI-E that will work and many will cost <$20.
Also don't forget your aftermarket cooler - I added a hyper 212 evo to your build: