I'm thinking about putting together a new PC. My budget is around $1000 and I'd like to get a mid-range PC that will allow me to do some video editing and gaming. Here are the parts I've selected so far:
Case - Undecided. I'd like to get one that is quiet and has good air flow.
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V - $140
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570 (not the version that can be overclocked) - $235 - this is a bit pricey and I'm open to alternatives.
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 - $270
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz - $90 - RAM seems to be expensive these days. Is there a better option than this brand?
Hard Drive - WD Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 7200RPM 64MB Hard Drives - $80 - a bit expensive but it has 5 years manufacturers warranty.
Power Supply - Cooler Master i600-series 600W 80Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply - $70
Optical Drive - LG (WH16NS40) Internal 16x Blu-ray Writer, OEM - $65
I'm looking at around $950 + a case. I'm also going to price out an AMD build before I make a final decision. Any input or advice would be appreciated.
Edited by Ted Striker, 11 September 2014 - 06:11 PM.