Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4. Picked this because from what I read it's the best bang for the buck out there at the moment. It seems recent and compatible with the rest of my hardware.
CPU: i5 3750k. Very good reviews. Was on the verge of swapping it out for an AMD FX 8350 but it turns out it's only better for streaming (which I never do and don't plan on doing at the moment). I'm more comfortable with the i5 3750k with my budget and all the positive reviews I've read about it.
GPU: GIGABYTE GTX 670 Windforcex3. Reliable and very good reviews on its cooling.
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB. From what I learned going with 2x4GB is better than 1x8GB to make use of the dual-channel. Picked this over a Corsair Vengeance because of more reviews and recommendations.
Internal HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 500GB. I'm really trying to cut down on costs because of my tight budget. 500GB will do just fine for me and I decided to get an SSD some other time. I simply cannot afford one right now.
Optical Disk: Gonna use an old one from my old computer since I almost never use this anyways.
So as you can see the only 2 things I'm missing are the PSU and the case. I have no idea which ones to get because of the huge selection but just to make something clear regarding the case I DO NOT GIVE 2 SHITS ABOUT HOW IT LOOKS. I just really need to cut down on costs so the best reasonably priced ***-looking case that's compatible with my build will do. Preferably something with those trays that let you easily install HDDs. Quality is very important for me even if something is a bit pricey and is missing some features but has good quality and reliability I'd choose it over a cheap product with more features.
I have a question about PSUs though. Which of the 80+ ratings are recommended and which are overkill? Is an 80+ Titanium overkill for example? Is a Bronze enough or would going for Gold be optimal?
Not sure how much watts I'd need for my build but I'm guessing around 650 sounds about right.
Budget: ~$1200 can go a bit more Resolution: 1920x1080 single-display not planning to ever go double-monitors or more. Games / Settings Desired: Mostly Guild Wars 2/WoW/Planetside 2/Bioshock Infinite/Farcry 3/Dishonored/L4D2/Borderlands 2 etc. I'm hoping to play most titles going out this year on High if possible (not Ultra.) Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc): Fraps perhaps and a bit of streaming but these aren't so important. I'm on a budget so can't be picky. Country: I live in Kuwait in the Middle-East but will probably be ordering from a US website and have it shipped to an American friend of mine who will ship it here. Parts that can be reused: None. Do you need an OS?: Nope. Already have Windows 7 Home Premium Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)?: Nope. Already have all the peripherals. Just missing a PSU and case.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (%98), Fraps (%1), Streaming (%1) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a very old computer (has a GT 9500 card lol). I'm building a new one so I'm able to play most titles this year at High settings (not aiming for Ultra because of tight budget).