This is my first build. I intend to use if for everyday normal guy stuff (torrenting, music, youtube, games). I was using a dell laptop previously. The overpriced piece of crap "xps" fell apart. I had this built at the local memory express (they price match which is dope). I ended up paying about $1050. The prices here are fairly accurate.
I honestly didnt know jack about what parts/brands to go for. I did a good amount of research. I figured asus/corsair seemed pretty qual. I went with the amd fx8350 because it seemed like a good deal. 4.0 GHz octa core for $189. And I didn't think I needed the hyper threading capabilities of the I7. I also read pretty good things about the asus sabertooth. It sounded like a pretty quality board that runs cool. Plus it has a cool name, looks badass. Originally bought the Corsair cx750W psu. It was loud and sounded like ***. plus it wasn't modular and I am a neat freak and hated the extra wires. So I said **** it and with the ax series.
The video card is a piece of crap I know. It is temporary. I am kind of waiting for prices to get better on high end cards. Plus I am busy playing gears judgement on the box. I intend on getting either a 7970 ghz edition or a gtx 680 4gb oc. Suggestions on this please!
prices are accurate except for ram = $49, case = $105, psu = $149, gpu = $39.
Have not oc'd yet because I am a noob and should probably get a better cpu cooler first. Again suggestions please!
Would like to know what you would have done differently and what I could have saved money on.