Crux wrote:CPU: $210 Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K
Edit 1: I forgot to add that I am not planning to overclock. As far as I know, it isn't necessary to overclock in order to play games so I'd rather not -- I'd wind up melting my computer.
Since you are not overclocking, i would go with the none K version, but atm is the same price with the K version.... so i would just go with the K for maybe better resell value or even if you down the road want to OC.
ASUS GTX 660 Ti Series Graphics Card Overclocked Edition Graphics Cards GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5
Crux wrote:GPU:$290 GIGABYTE GV-N66TWF2-2GD GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
, atm is cheaper than most 660ti and its a great gaming card.
I second Steve suggestion, ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
, its the cheapest Asus mobo with fanXpert2, so it should give you full control of your fans.
Crux wrote:SSD: $198 Crucial m4 256GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD2
Its a fine ssd, already has a good time on the market with a good record on performance/reliability. But if you want the best SSD for sata III, and what im going for soon, Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive MZ-7PD256BW
Crux wrote:HDD $71 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
I would go with what most consder a quiter mechanical hdd with the WD caviar green, like WD Green 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZRX
Crux wrote:CPU Fan: $30 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
Here im going to suggest to spend a little more toward, Thermlright HR-02 macho
, wonderful cooler for the money, and comes with a decent fan that can be ran around 700rpm were is quiet and still perform really well, and it should match easily the theme of the R4 with the black n white, if you wish to read more, checp SPCR Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Crux wrote:RAM: $54 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB kit (4GBx2) DDR3-1600 1.5V 240-Pin UDIMM BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
Whatever you like, the crucial should be fine.
Crux wrote:Case: $111 Fractal Design Define R4 Cases, Black Pearl (FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL)
Good choice, no comments.
There is an offer that ends today on newegg that i would go for, Rosewill SilentNight-500 500W
$140 - 20% = $112. Reviewed by SPCR Rosewill Silent Night 500 Platinum 80 Plus
. If you want something cheaper, or you cant order from newegg, then i would go with Seasonic G550 $80
Crux wrote:Case Fans: $19 each Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition CO-9050009-WW 140mm High Airflow Case Fan -- (case comes with two - how many more are required and where?)
If you go with the rosewill psu, i would add a Fractal Design Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-140 140mm Fan
so you create positive pressure and the passive psu will get some airflow and cool itself, else it might become an intake for air and get dusty. Another fan that im going considering for my R4 build is Thermalright TY-147
, this is the same fan that comes with the HR02 macho, so i would move the back case fan to the front and place the TY-147 on the back for a kinda push/pull, still checking if it should fit, i do think it will as the r4 has 120mm fan holes, TY147 is a 140mm fan with 120mm fan holes.