Since my laptop was broken, I want to build a new rig by myself. I'm currently having around 1k2$ US for a new rig include LCD (I already have mice and KB). I hope I can find tons of helps here. Because I'm a 2nd years international student in US, please forgive for my bad English.
I'm not going to do much overclocking. Mainly, I want to keep everything in my case cold and quite. I love watching movie high res, fast multitasking, photoshop. I only play HoN and Starcraft 2. Especially Star2, I need this new rig run smooth this game as possible as it could.
Please take a look of everything in my build and leave some comments.
You don't need the i5-3570K and H100 if not overclocking. I'd save like $120 and get a i5-3470 and have basically exactly the same performance. Maybe throw a quiet $20-30 heatsink on it.
650W is also waaaaay more power than you need. You could save cash there too.
EDIT: If you want something truly quiet, i'd maybe replace the stock case fans as well.
Also, the majority of RAM brands are fine. Most are made by only a few different companies and rebranded anyway. Most brands offer a lifetime warranty as well. The ones with the best reputation in my experience though, are Corsair, Crucial, Kingston and G.Skill. Plenty of others like Geil and Mushkin are fine though.
They are both GTX 660 Ti so the performance should be almost identical. The only major difference will be the cooling, in my experience ASUS are usually very good. MSI are too but I think the power edition is the cheaper version.