I've been trying to get some feedback on my first $1000-$1200 budget first gaming desktop build. Here are the parts I've selected so far.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XWjyBm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XWjyBm/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Phanteks PH-ES614PC_BK ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ OutletPC)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-06 23:21 EDT-0400
Any suggestions or comments are welcome. I'm really unsure about the choice of motherboard out of everything on there. I live by a MicroCenter, where they take $40 off any compatible mobo if you buy a selected CPU (I already bought the i5-4690K above from them, so I need to go back and select a mobo to get those savings).