Hi all. I've been researching a lot lately about a variety of PC parts and which would be best and so on and so forth, but I think it's coming to an end as I have finished my build parts list and am really happy with it. I have a few slight concerns with my set-up, and I will explain those below the build. These are the parts I have chosen:
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD5H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1866Mhz Low-Profile
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
PSU: SeaSonic 620W Modular PSU
Optical: LG UN12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, CD/DVD R/W
Monitor: ASUS VK228H-CSM 21.5"
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 OEM
Total Cost: $1,430
So there's my build. I am extremely happy with the parts I have chosen and I have already purchased the Zalman Z11 Plus Case, and it's scheduled to arrive in a few days. The majority of these parts will most likely be purchased around late summer/early fall of this year as I don't have the money right now. Here are the concerns I have with this setup:
My only concern would be price. I would like to shave it down a bit, but after looking and looking, based on what I need and want, there isn't much I could shave down. I will most likely purchase some of the oddball parts (5.25" drive, case and monitor) at a different time than the bulk of the hardware to ease up on the amount of money spent at one time so I don't have as much of a problem.
Anyway, let me know what you think of this build. I will, of course, be using it for some heavy/moderate gaming, moderate video editing, and a general entertainment machine built to handle whatever I would need to throw at it. I hope you all like my build, and I hope if you don't, you can tell me why and suggest what could make it better. Thanks to all who took the time to help and/or read my thread, the help is appreciated.