[Build Ready] I think I am finally ready.

I picked a cheaper newer mobo, cheaper CPU cooler, cheaper RAM:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $222.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.95 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $333.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $179.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor $156.16 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $163.48 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Raptor M45 Wired Optical Mouse $53.46 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1762.36
Mail-in rebates -$68.00
Total $1694.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-07 10:22 EST-0500

it turns out RM750w is actually cheaper ATM, and it would allow you to run GTX 970 SLI, if you dont think that would ever become relevant you could get something like this instead:



Also, I am not good at picking monitors, I am at a loss when it comes to them.

You should do some research into what sort of monitor that is ideal for you. Do you want high color quality, high refresh rate or high resolution? Do you want more than 1 monitor? What games do you play?

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