Hey, this new build will find its home next to the big screen in the living room. Not required to be excessively powerful but fancy looking and quality components are a must!....
This is my list so far, any thoughts & opinions welcome.
Case - Lian Li PC-A04
Not sure if i want to go for a full HTPC case. I really like the look of this one.
MoBo - Asus P8Z68-M Pro m-ATX
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3GHz Quad Core Processor
CPU Cooler - Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H40
RAM - Corsair 2x2GB(XMS3) 1600MHz
PSU - Corsair 650W "Corsair" HX-650 ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Cabling.
SSD - OCZ Vertex 3 120GB
HDD - WD Caviar Blue 1TB
Sound Card - Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCIe
ODD - LG SATA Blu-ray Combo Drive
Fans & Lighting - Blue 120mm LED fans x3 & Blue internal NEON light
All that will cost me about $1300. Would it be worth while to spend more for an "Ivy Bridge" system?
Feedback very welcome!