This is a build that is intended to be built over the next few months. Since I'm cheap, I'd rather cost the price of the machine over the next few months -- which includes video card & additonal fans, then 8 gb of RAM. I haven't decided on a Video Card, but I'm leaning to an EVGA GeForce 660 or 670.
as of 4/18/13, I got better prices than listed: 3570k - $189, Samsung SSD - $79, Pro4 MB - $69, Ram - $69, Case - $37,
You may have noticed there are two HDD which were from my old amd 5400+ machine. These are only 250gb, 7200GB , SATA3 drives in a mirrored config via Win 7. The Asrock board didn't like my ssd on non-raid and these 2 drives as RAID...argh. These drives will be used to store pictures, music, and apps that I don't care about the performance of the SSD
Let me know your thoughts...
Update: I think the pricepoint of a $200 card is about where I want to be, however, I'm up for reasons why the extra $ is worth the cost. I probably see myself playing some of the following Haken, Mechwarrier, WildStar(when out), NWN (when out)