Alright guys, I will be building myself a gaming(mostly) pc relatively soon (aiming for end of February or beginning of March). This will be my first build from scratch. I have been working on multiple builds but I am confident I have narrowed most of the parts down. The build does kind of have a theme and most of the parts reflect a certain color scheme I'm going for which is black/blue. I am looking for confirmation/minor suggestions.
The CPU is a certainty but the mobo is open to suggestions of the current's price range.
The cooler is going to be a Swiftech H220 and is listed in the custom category as it is set to release at the end of February.
The RAM is open to suggestions and I know the price is slightly high but it fits the look and doesn't have a huge heatsink, which is a personal choice.
Storage is definitely open to suggestion. The SSD was going to have the OS and a few of the games I have that require constant loading screens (Skyrim etc.) The HDD I picked is going to be for a couple easy loading games and basically junk (documents and such).
The case is the Phantom 410 (black) and is a must, again for personal preference.
GPU is open to suggestion.
PSU is open to suggestion. OS and optical drive are not, I like and prefer win7.
If you took the time to read everything, thanks. The budget is between $1400 and $1500 but prefer to stay near the middle for a base total. Monitor, keyboard and mouse are already taken care of but I will be purchasing extra case fans (already know which ones) and the budget here does not include those.