This is my first time building a computer so I have been pouring over research on the internet, trying to figure out which parts are going to maximize my gaming performance, but not completely deplete my bank account. Overclock.net has been a huge help, with endless amounts of information (a bit overwhelming at times, tbh). Please let me know if you have any thoughts/suggestions, or if I have made any stupid blunders regarding compatibility. The games I'm looking forward to rocking out on this year are Dota 2/Planetside 2/Diablo 3. My budget doesn't expand much beyond below, so please keep that in mind when making critiques. I appreciate any feedback and looking forward to maybe someday providing some input of my own on Overclock.
(all prices are from new egg, and they are net promotions/MIRs)
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($110)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX ($110)
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($175)
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL ($47)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($90)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($70)
PSU: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply ($80)
CD/DVD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM ($19)
HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible ($35)
For a grand total of $736, im going to leave OS, mouse, keyboard and Monitor out of this equation for my own peace of mind
Wadda ya guys/gals think?