I was thinking about adding more RAM/storage.
Also, I have no experience building a pc, anyone have a video link of a how to put together a rig?
You can get much more for your money my friend. I'll just list everything I put in my list and explain why. Also, check this video as a how to guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
The i7 3770k and the 8350 are nearly identical at most games, yet the 8350 is over $100 cheaper. Check out these benchmarks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIVGwj1_Qno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE
This ADATA SSD it's faster and more reliable
For $2500 you can get 2 graphics cards. For the price, you can not beat two 7970's. See this comparison between the 680 and 2 7970's http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/588?vs=555 A 680 SLI and a 7970 GHz CrossFire cost about the same. See these two compared here http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/769?vs=766
I changed your monitors to more appropriately priced pair from Asus and your keyboard with a great Corsair one.
Let me know of any concerns you have and if I can be of assistance in any way.
What are you going to use the rig for?
Hi there Treeslump - Please for the love of god don't waste money on AData or Sandisk bargain junk. It might perform well but it by no means is a "quality" components.
I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to be a first time builder and try and choose the best parts as well as find the best prices without sacrificing performance or quality.
Getting advice from people on forums such as this can be a shot in the dark. You have no clue how much experience, real hands on experience, any of the people giving advice really have. It seems very risky to me to drop $2,000+ on a list of parts suggested by someone without credentials.
I am a computer parts and build consultant and would be happy to help. I provide a professional service and can give you the needed information, videos, and guidance for your first build so you can have the most confidence while handling your expensive equipment.
First off if someone is giving advice on a computer build without asking any questions bout usage, demand needs and budget restraints DO NOT Take it. To be able to determine if I could help you I'd need the following questions answered:
There are a few other questions that would need answering to further determine the amount of help you may require. If I don't respond quickly here please feel free to contact me on
my website: http://www.IamApropos.com
I'd encourage you to browse my builds section and the following before contacting me.
my facebook: http://www.IamApropos.com
my youtube: http://www.Youtube.com/IamApropos
My computer build videos aren't specifically build guides but I know they could really help new builders get a feel. Also the teksyndicate video that was linked in another reply is decent as well is the 3 part video guide that newegg has.
Building your first computer is quite a significant processes and at the budget you are working with would be something I'd want a professionals help with. The quickest and easiest way to contact me would be via my website contact tab or Skype: IamApropos
Thank you for your time and I am truly excited about this computer build for you.
Paul - IamApropos
Computer parts and build consultant