I am in the market for a new desktop PC for my gaming needs. I've never had a particularly powerful computer, or built my own. I only know the very basics about computer hardware (nothing useful). So this will be a post with multiple questions - any and all advice would be appreciated.
First, after my initial research, I have come to this build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32lit
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio 101.6 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
If I were to go with the building my own PC route, is this a good build generally for gaming for around $1200? Any problems/suggestions? Can anyone give me an idea of how this would perform with recent and upcoming games?
Second, is putting all of those pieces together simple enough for someone who doesn't know much? Any specifics I should worry about? Are there any options for ordering a pre built machine around these specs and price that anyone knows of?
That's basically it, but feel free to offer up any advice you may have, and thanks!