Right, so I built my current rig four years ago now and it trucked along just fine thus far, with zero upgrades believe it or not; but it's beginning to show its age and I got a bonus at work, so it's time to dig up the ol' wrist strap. I am keeping the same Dirktooth case that I bought back then, but everything else is getting replaced.
Seeing as how I haven't upgraded literally anything in this rig since four years ago, I'm not really on the up-and-up with current hardware (my world at work revolves entirely around servers). So here's what I am planning to buy, yes I am splurging a bit, please let me know if you have any suggestions or corrections. Also, does it make more sense to buy from Amazon or Newegg these days? It seems like Amazon's prices can compete with Newegg pretty well...
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Processor: Intel i7 2600 $320
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 $205
Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) $150
Heatsink: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 $90
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) $125
Video Card: EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB $370
SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III $365
Storage HDD: [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...WD1001FALS 1TB $160
Blu-Ray: Sony Optiarc Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X $85
Total damage: $1870 (friggin' ouch).
If I'm overkilling in places or could do better on prices, please tell me.