Hello people, allow me to introduce myself.
When I was a wee lad I was a computer gamer. I remember on my 13th birthday my dad bought my first pc for me from a local builder, and i had to beg to get a acceptable video card (dad is kinda..... frugal) and ended up with a geforce 2 xxxx lol. Well it was a few short years before every new game became unplayable even on the lowest of settings. Unable to afford a better computer and my dad unwilling to shell out again I had no choice but to eventually buy a xbox 360 little did I know the depressing journey I was about to embark upon. For 4 years or so I have been unfortunately building a xbox games library. At the time I forced myself to overlook the extra cost for console games and had to give up one of my favorite genres: rts. There were so many great games pc exclusive(like planetside 1, looking forward to planetside 2 though, baby!!!)!! The worst part was the control. Oh man that controller DESTROYED my wrist so I finally discovered the xim3, allowing me to resurrect my fps mastery onto my xbox. The xbox community was not prepared for the COD boss I became but alas the COD series itself and the lack of a challenger made me bitter, to the point that another skilled player wasn't refreshing but rather just pissed me off. It was time for a change...
Well I've been saving for awhile for a new gaming pc. I have spent months searching for the best builder while in the back of my mind I considered building myself. I lacked the confidence to be honest but I began reading about it and watching videos out of curiosity. This is how a stumbled across this board a few weeks back and it was in this very forum where members reiterated frankly the ole meme of "like putting together a lego set" that I was convinced I could do it myself. So I've done some research and assembled a list of components that I would like to run past this community for inspection. A whole lot has changed since I've been on the pc hardware scene and this will be my very first build. Please tell me as you look over my components list if you feel any part is over or under-powered in comparison to the rest of the pc and why. or if you feel a component is poorly selected or of poor quality and would like to suggest an alternative. this is my tentative build and I really want some people in the know to weigh in.
Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Intel Core i7-3930K
MSI N680GTX Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 680 2GB
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA 2011 (im really considering the deluxe here)
SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 (i believe i found seasonic recommended even as a top tier psu in these forums)
corsair h100 (not the i version, seems to new and problem ridden. i do NOT want to build a custom liquid cooling at this stage in the game, let me put this thing together a enjoy for a minute first !!)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) (whats better z or x series or another manufacturer altogether)
ssd for operating system
anybody have good thought on this for a mechanical keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90? better suggestion?
I need a decent blu ray drive also as this will serve a a media center for me as well, one that plays 3d blu ray because one day i plan on going to 3d a little for movies.
as a side note i plan on ordering everything from newegg.
Sorry my grammer and capitalization broke down as i went on and thanks for everything guys i really appreciate your help!
btw the ram is 2133 mhz and cas 9
and i'm having difficulty with the sound card decision