I'm looking to maybe build a new system in a month or so. I'm looking to spend around 1200USD max. THis is what I've come up with. Are there any other suggestions that might be able to improve it and not raise the price too much?
Very solid build. Only difference I think I would make is the case but then again that's more personal preference. I would take a look at Corsair 400R/500R or Fractal Design Define R4 (USB 3.0, great cable management etc.).
Oh and change the RAM to 1600MHz and save yourself a few $
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but that processor price is only available for in-store pick up. You listed shipping included with the price so I hope you noticed that. If you have then disregard this post.
The only suggestions I would make is that unless you're shooting for special financing by purchasing $xxx at one place, to be patient and watch for sales. Over the past couple of months, I've seen most of those exact parts, or equivalent parts for probably 15-20% cheaper than where you're at now. Not that you're getting ripped off, but if you've got a month or two, jump on 1-2 components every couple of weeks when you catch them on sale.
Find a 120GB SSD on sale for $70? Get it, and get the RAM next week, etc. Check back across those different sites at least weekly, and with some patience and research you can do that build for... $900-$1000 imo.
Edit: Not including OOP specials, and Black Friday / Xmas sales.
never tried acer monitors and from what i have heard very view have a tilt stand on them which is a deal breaker for me. im currently using a samsung monitor the Samsung S24B150BL and i love it the picture is so crisp and clear.the monitor you linked is better than mine i beleive so you should have no issue and samsung make brilliant monitors and tv
I'm looking at 140mm case fans to add to the case. Anyone have any suggestions to powerful yet quiet fans that don't cost 30$ per? Also the fans on the side of the case should they be exhaust or intake?