System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming build, browsing internet, watching movies. No recording or rendering etc ...
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, microcenter
SLI or Crossfire:No
Your Monitor Resolution:1920x1200
I'd eventually like to get a 144hz monitor or something at a resolution higher than 1080p but less than 4k until those are much more mainstream.
Additional Comments:I'm primarily looking for a powerful build for gaming and browsing the internet. I'm pretty set on the i7 4770k + gtx 780. I'm not looking to overclock as it's not my style, I also do not want to do anything liquid cooled and I only want one GPU.
I'm curious if I could shave some cost off somewhere and what your general recommendations would be. I'm especially uncertain as to the power supply required. Also, I'm not sure about the fans for the air 540 case. Do I need to be concerned about the fan headers on the mobo? Is there anything special about replacing the stock fans (which I plan to do).
you could get a smaller SSD if you just plan on installing windows on it, I'm personally running a 64gb 1 which is doing me fine, as for the fans you need to look at the amount of air they move, as that's the cooling factor, LED's if you want a glowy case, if you want to do heavy gaming you pc will overheat (very bad!) so I'd say high intake fans X2 minimum, excluding the psu (which is fine power wise btw) 1 at the front sucking air in, and 1 at the back blowing air out, more is better, but it will get loud, especially as SSD's r silent so the slightest fan noise is noticeable where as the spinning HHD used to hide it.