As the title suggests this is my first build of a pc. I have done the best I can to research parts and builds before attempting to buy anything, or pester you fine people. Now, I was hoping for any advice to help optimize the build I have put together (on paper).
The primary goal of my build will be gaming, I generally don't do video editing or fraps. However, I am using this opportunity to learn as much as I possibly can about computing building. This is one reason why I have chosen parts that are OC compatible. The idea is to OC but not over do it (around 4.3ghz). Also, I picked components with the idea that, if I so desired, I might modify the build or add parts (maybe a second GPU as an example) later down the road.
That being said, I am also attempting to make the computer last for a fair amount of time (2 years+) without requiring any substantial upgrades while staying within my price range of 1500 (this includes internals, OS, and Monitor).
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week or two. Budget Range: Less than 1500 after Promotions, Taxes, and Rebates. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Primarily gaming Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: Starting from scratch. (Not buying Sound Card) Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Microcenter, because I can do pick up from both and they have decent prices. Location: Near the city of industry. I live an hour away from Newegg and a Microcenter in Tustin. Parts Preferences: I've had good experience with Nvidia cards. I've also heard good things about Asus motherboards. However, that is not to say I am against other manufacturers. Not looking for a Sound Card, I'm fine with the integrated one. Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Maybe * Edited Your Monitor Resolution: I'm lost in terms of monitors. Additional Comments: Gaming in general, from stuff like; Battlefield, Skyrim, to f2p games like Planetside 2.
With that said, here is my build:
*All prices listed next to parts do NOT include Taxes or rebates.