Here's a good little build for you, i coloured the post because lists tend to look bad in white, andMotherboard.
- 6 x Sata III
- 3 x PCI-E 3.0 x 16 (Also 1 PCI x 1, and 1 Mini PCI-E)
- 1 x HDMI In, 1 HDMI Out, DVI, Optical, Display Port.
-4 x USB 3.0
- 2 x USB 2.0
-Bluetooth 4.0/3.0 (Could be useful for a headset.)
- Built in Wifi
-6 Audio ports.
Those are rear ports, ignoring the other connectors.Asrock Z87 Extreme 6
- $199 on Special.
[/b]CPU Yoyo's recommendation.i5 4670K$239.99GPUI chose a dual fan, they are supposedly a little quieter, and having two fans would - by common sense rules - help keep it a little cooler.Gigabyte GTX760 Superclocked with Dual fans $259.99 (Single fan, $249.99CaseAntec 300 also available with blue lighting, it's a good sized practical case that works well, you can find something else if you choose.Antec 300 regular $59.99Blue Lighting $64.99RAMKingston 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhzhttp://www.newegg.co...E16820104360RAM $56.99PSUFor a PSU I picked One I though would be good, However I don't really know all that much about which are the best bang for buck and best quality, Yoyo and a few other members seem to know a lot more than I do, So I picked one which can be used as a placeholder for price until someone suggests something better.
CoolerMaster RS550 Watt PSU (12 V rails v2.3) [b]$59.99
So all up it comes to a total of $876 dollars, however that's without peripherals (Monitor, mouse, keyboard) and also without shipping which might add another 40-50 bucks, If you want to cut back, try a single fan GTX760 GPU which are about 10 bucks cheaper, and perhaps try for a 4GB or 6GB ram kit, you can save another 15-20 dollars there.
You can also look for a cheaper motherboard if you choose, you did mention more than one PCI-E slot so I picked one with 3 x 16 ones, but you can browse on your own for something cheaper, you could save another 20-40 dollars there, so if you choose to shed back there is up to 70 dollars to be saved with minimal performance losses. I wouldn't change the GPU or CPU personally, but if you really need to cut back more than 70 dollars, perhaps try a GTX 660 which are about 45 dollars cheaper than the one I listed. GPU wise if you're doing stuff other than gaming, perhaps stick to the i5.
Edited by finn4life, 10 July 2013 - 09:03 AM.