I am thinking about finally getting a desktop PC for gaming, movie and some school works. should be around $1000. I did some research and this is the part list I have in mind right now.
CPU: i5 3570k
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Video Card: EVGA GTX 660ti
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8G
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
PSU: Rosewill Hive 650W
Storage: SSD+HDD (I don't really care about storage, thinking about getting it on sale)
Optical Drive:Lite-On DVD burner
I am still having few questions about some parts though
I went through a lot builds, some have 500W PSU and some have 700W, I don't want to spend too much money on this but how much power do I need and what's the reliable brand or modle for it.
About graph card, does gtx 660 and 660ti have big difference for performance? Dose the brand for graph card matter? What card should I get for most games in market.
The pc should last at least 3 years before I graduate from college. Of course the longer it last the better.