Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III - $280
EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 - $500
Case: Cooler Master HAF X - $185
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K – $230
Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $35
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 - $47
A Z77 MoBo - $150
CORSAIR Enthusiast 650W - $90
DVD Drive - $19
Man, this is really going to turn out well (given no DoA crap, but even that isn't so bad). I tried getting a PC build together on Cyberpower just for comparison sake, with similar/as good-quality parts and their total came out to $1801 - they didn't really have any good power supply options either.
Also checked Alienware for the hell of it. Their starter desktop (not the slim one) starts at the SAME price as this build I have, yet it has parts that are much worse.
8GB Quad Channel DDR3 at 2133MHz [Add $100.00 or $3.00/month]
I LOLed, - it only costs $15 more to upgrade from 1600 to 2133 on Newegg, and Alienware charges $100. Every other upgrade on there means massive $$$ too!!
Thanks a lot :)