I was Looking to keep the build around $1500 (can go up if it is justified.)
Previous to this I have been a console gamer my whole life, but wanting to get more into PC gaming in the future. I also want to be able to stream HD movies to my television (which is why I went with the mobo I did.)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Orange Trim Computer Case $99.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146092
CPU: Core™ i5-3570K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 6MB Cache $229.99 http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39008
CPU cooler: XSPC Raystorm 750 RX240 Water Cooling Kit $186.42 http://us.ncix.ca/products/?sku=79206&vpn=5060175583291&manufacture=Others
MOBO: P8Z77-V w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, WiFi, SLI / 3-Way CrossFireX $189.99 http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38189
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 $125.99 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233299
SSD:SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $99.99 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=
HDD:Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit $107.49 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148910
GPU: N660Ti Twin Frozr OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort $329.99 - http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX42018
I really have always wanted to build a liquid cooled computer ever since I was a child, I know the XSPC kit isn’t the craziest system out there but for my purposes I think it should work. I chose the Asus P8Z77-V motherboard because I like the idea of Wifi-go! I can push media to my dlna certified TV and I think it just makes sense.
Since I’m completely new to this I’m looking for your input! What do you think? Is everything going to be adequate enough to do some gaming and multi-media type stuff? What would you do differently and why? I do live in Canada and would prefer to not have to ship stuff from the states which is why I sourced components from Canadian sites, so if you have any suggestions about price I’d appreciate it if you could try to do the same (if you don’t want to that’s your call.) I’m excited to be a part of the forum and can see this whole PC thing consuming allot of my spare time and income!