This machine is a great build for the average gamer because of its ability to handle most games at max settings very well. Building was easy and everything was super simple as installing the drivers was easy due to the same manufacturer of the Motherboard and the GPU. In this build, you may see that the build is $1500 dollars, but without the peripherals and monitor it is slightly above $1000.
So for those of you that are looking for a new start @ PC gaming, then this is the build for you as it has everything, even OS, monitor and all the peripherals (except mouse, I am using a $8 wired mouse with a mediocre DPI). You could probably do this for cheaper right now, as I got the monitor, keyboard and headset like 2 years ago and at that time the things were priced higher then they are now, and the price that I listed is the price I got them for. But if you want just the build, go with the CPU, MOBO, GPU, CPU cooler, RAM, SSD, HDD, PSU, Case, the wireless network adapter if you do not have access to an Ethernet port near your setup, OS is optional, Case fans are optional.
Everything after that is NOT needed for just the PC tower to function. Get a key board and mouse at your wishes, but right now, I recommend a Corsair K70/k90 (depending on your budget), Steelseries Sensei Mouse and a Steelseries Siberia v2/v3 headset (Up to you). For monitor, I recommend any IPS, 1080p, 60Hz panel, that is under $150 and that suits your size needs, it is not the size that matters ;)
Great budget/Value CPU, and I like this processor, its great for what I do, I game and I use this PC for work (documents and research). This processor was easy to over clock to 4.5 ghz, I was able to get it to 5.0 ghz, but after like 1 hour, the temp rose to 80 C, so I lowered it to 4.5 and I am at a 30 C idle and 45 C load.
Cheap, does the job, and I was able to over clock the cpu to 4.5 ghz with this CPU cooler
Great MOBO, has great color co'ordination with my PC. Very easy bios set-up and initial set-up. Has enough space for SLI and it looks hot.
Same as the RAM, does the job. I plan on buying a 256 GB SSD for the build and put my apps and OS on it. But without the SSD you'll get a 12.4 bI/Os time.
I got the red version of this case, and don't listen to the haters, but this case is great and it looks awesome. I made sure I color coordinated everything in my PC, I even bought red sleeves for my wiring and it looks hot, that and red LED case fans. Forgot to say that this case has great cable management and hides cables (I didn't do a good job with cable management, I just hid all the cables lol), HDD(s) and the PSU very well. If you decide to get case, then keep in mind that it has no reset switch so that means there is no wire for it for the MOBO, and I was panicking during assembly b/c I thought I accidentally broke something.
750W, great PSU, somewhat modular, everything that is on the PSU is what every PC needs. The only thing that isn't modular is the cpu 8 pin connector, which can be split in 2x 4pins, and the 24 pin connector, and those two are 2 cables that I will never remove as every PC needs it.