New Job = New Build
So I have, another, new job; key difference being, this one doesn't rely on the generosity / kindness of others. With my newfound, and steady, income I'm seriously looking into finally building a new computer. It's been a long time since I built anything, and even longer since I did research on parts. This is a build that I can up with based on what I remember, and what fit into my budget. I'm open to suggestions and tweaks, but I hope to keep it under $600.
@Thrax I'm buying your shit™
No real dog in the fight, but you might save a few bucks with an alternative SSD. I know that everyone swoons over the EVO series (and they're reliable, I know) but the competition from Corsair, among others, is cheaper. Shave a few dollah's there and add a few dollah's to the GPU and I think you'll be in better shape.
Same could likely be said for the RAM, as well - if you aren't going to overclock and you're content settling for just some good 'ol boy RAM, it's more money in your pocket/that you can throw at the GPU.
Agree w Nights, looks like a stand-up build tho. Actually been considering the R9 270X myself, but moving states puts a kibosh on that for a bit for me.
@Koreish Do you subscribe to Newegg's Shell Shocker Deals email? I see decent SSDs and PSUs on there all the time. Might help you save a few bucks at the expense of time.
Congrats on new job!
Micro ATX motherboard, though? Good, but not recommended.
Whoa did RAM get expensive lately? On that note, 8gb will hold you for a while but I'd push for 16 if at all possible.
Edit: On second look, since you have 4 dimms to work with, you could always buy another 2x4 down the road.
Depends on how much you want to spend. I only suggest full ATX because mATX limits upgradability down the line.