Hi guys. I have been planning on building a gaming PC for about a year now, and have recently gone to a shop to get advice from an employee as well as pricing for parts. He and I put together a checkout list of all the parts I am planning to use. Unfortunately the price came out to about 200 CHF (I live in Switzerland) over what I can pay. Even though the guy was super nice and helpful, he is still a salesman and as such I am dubious about the necessity of certain components.
This is where the GB community of PC gamers comes in. I am very much a novice, having never built a PC before, so I have no idea where to cut the costs of this. Below is a list of all the parts and their prices of all the components. Also, any advice on the parts I have chosen would be good as well.
Info on the machine: I hope it to cost around 1500 CHF (around 1620 USD) and am aiming to use a GTX 680 as the graphics card. All the prices have been taken from the Steg Computer site (Steg is a well respected Swiss PC shop).
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M________________94.50
CPU: Intel i5 3570k_______________________234.00
RAM: Patriot Memory 16GB DDR3 1600MHz___99.90
GPU: EVGA GTX 680 SC__________________562.00
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1000GB___109.00
SSD: OCZ Vector Series 256GB____________289.90
DVD Rom: 118AB/BEBE Samsung__________21.90
PC Case: Cooler Master Silencio 550________92.90
Power Supply: Corsair CX750______________99.90
OS: Microsoft Win7 SP1 HP64, E___________114.90
Total:________________________________1699.89CHF (1826.27 USD)
The main area where I see a lot of money being spent is the SSD. Is this component necessary? Am I spending too much money on it?
Thank you for any help you can offer.