Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
RAM: Corsair Dominator 2x4GB CL9
Video: Asus GTX 660Ti 2GB
PSU: Corsair AX750W + Corsair sleeved white PSU cables
SSD: Intel 330 120GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
Optical: LG Blu Ray reader:DVD writer
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro H80i
WIFI: Intel Centrino N2200
Keyboard: Corsair K60 mechanical gaming keyboard
Mouse: Corsair M60 FPS gaming mouse
OS: Windows 8 Pro
I should state that my wife has a strong aesthetic angle with her build, and so some of the parts are chosen specifically to achieve that aesthetic - the case, the Sabertooth (the "armour" helps to achieve the clean black/white look she's going for), the RAM, and the white Corsair PSU cables are all part of that aesthetic. Just in case you were about to suggest that the parts were over specced. She is thinking about doing some overclocking (part of her knowledge building), and will probably do some gaming (FPS probably).
In addition to any general thoughts you might have about this build, there are some specific questions, (which I might have posted about separately - apologies):
1. The Define R4 isn't sold in Aus/NZ with the windowed side panel. It is available on Amazon, but the shipping cost through Youshop is prohibitively expensive. Does anyone know of another way to get hold of the windowed version of the case - a different company for shipping on to NZ, a company that sells the case direct to NZ? If we can't lay our hands on a windowed version of the case, then my wife is prepared to have a crack at modding the panel to install a window, but neither of us have done it before, and we'll have to buy/borrow the tools to do it, so it would be easier to just get the window version if the cost isn't too high.
2. Monitor - my wife is sold on the Acer T232HL, but it's not yet available in NZ. With Windows 8, she wants to prepare for touch by getting a touchscreen monitor. She'll be sitting close enough to the screen to actually make use of it, but she also likes the look of the Acer model. She can't really see the value in "ordinary" monitors with touch becoming more commonplace, so she's reluctant to buy a standard TN or IPS panel. What do people recommend? Waiting for touchscreen monitors to become more available in NZ at a reasonable price, jump in now and import a touchscreen panel from overseas, or just go with a standard monitor and forego the touchscreen option?