As this is more a project than anything I want to keep it fairly high spec'd without spending silly money. I would like something with the flexibility to run more resource intensive apps/games but this is not my background so I really don't have any idea what I need - I don't currently play games but I'd like to give it a go.
I am starting with nothing so I'm not restricted by existing components but I have struggled a little with my shopping list, so any help and suggestions will be appreciated. This is what I have in mind so far (I'm trying to price everything through PB Tech to save mucking around):
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X Evo R2.0 - $228.85
CPU: AMD FX-Series FX-8320 - $247.25
Memory: 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz - $124.20
Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD7770 GHz Edition - $182.85
SSD: 128GB SanDisk SSD - $148.35
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 64MB - $113.85
PSU: Cooler Master GX 750W - $182.85
Totaling $1428.20 (allowing $200 for both Chassis and Optical drive)
I will need Windows too, I'm thinking just OEM Windows 7 Home Premium - $171.35.