Here is my initial parts list.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.48 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 17:50 EST-0500)
My computer died the day after I ordered a gigabyte 660. It hasn't even arrived yet, so that's the video card I'll use. I can also salvage a cooler master 500 watt power supply and optical drive from my current system.
I know I could come out a lot cheaper using a different case and motherboard, but I choose these because I like certain features in each. I'm posting because this is my first build and I wanted to make sure I'm not forgetting anything or if I'm going to have any compatibility issues with what I've picked.