I am building my first computer in 5 years! My last build was quite high end, but alas that won't be the case this time. My husband suggested that I post my potential build on these forums to see if anyone can see some nasty flaws that I've overlooked. I'd hate to accidentally, out of ignorance, buy a build that isn't going to work for me. I don't play any graphic intensive games in my opinion, just WoW, Portal 2, Diablo 2 and I'm looking forward to the new Sim City! Anyways, here is my potential build...
I'm re-using my existing hard drives (a 260g and 1TB) and I won't bother linking the case... but here is the rest!
Hi. I'm going to assume you're in the USA. You don't need a Z77 motherboard if you're not going to upgrade to a K Series processor for overclocking; you can save money with the ASRock H77M. You can also save money with the Rosewill HIVE 550W PSU which is also modular. You can probably get 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM for a similar price. And you can spend the money you saved on a HD 7850 2GB or even the GTX 660.
Edit: Here's a build if you're buying from Newegg. You can get a cheaper GTX 650 Ti or the HD 7850 2GB for another $5 or more or the GTX 660 for another $25 or more.