I am a college student that is looking for help towards my first build. I have researched a lot on this subject and I have even attempted to pick parts that I may want.
I play games, but not as hardcore. I would really like being able to play League of Legends, StarCraft II, The Sims, SimCity, etc. Other than that I will play a game on my Xbox rather than my computer. So I do not need a very expensive graphics card. I need help in this area the most!
I also program and sometimes have to run a lot of loops just for testing some code. Also I would love if WinRar and Photoshop and Video editing were faster, which is why I chose the i7-3770k processor. However if I am wasting my money, then please do speak up! I will appreciate it later.
Also for the motherboard I want my motherboard to be able to fully mount on the case. Therefore I went with a Extreme6 over Extereme4 motherboard. Again, please do convince me if I'm wasting money, but I don't think $30 is that much more to spend on a motherboard.
I am open to any other case recommendations. I would prefer that looks nice.
I researched a bit into Liquid Cooling, and I would like to experiment with it for my first build, and attempt to get the most out of my processor. Therefore I chose this liquid cooling kit http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16891/ex-wat-219/XSPC...
I am open to any more suggestions on that end as well!
I want to try the new SSD technology and experience fast boots so thats why I included the Samsung 250GB ssd.
Lastly, I watch blu-ray movies on my computer and want a bluray player with a dvd writer and cd writer.