Finally after some time, I've decided to upgrade from my iMac to a custom built PC. After seeing pixel anomalies and other issues with my iMac, it's time to put it to rest. I've spent a decent amount of money into it but I'm looking to create my own PC myself. What is my budget? My budget at this moment for the computer is a maximum of $1,800 and a minimum of $1,000. (This is including a monitor) What are you planning to use it for? I am planning on using this PC for graphic design (3D rendering, video editing, etc.) and 1080p gaming. I'm looking for a decent amount of FPS as well. After researching for a while, I've came up with a build myself for $1,800. NEW, MODIFIED BUILD : Intel Core i7-3770K 3.4GHz-3.9GHz Turbo Quad-Core Processor - $324.23 w/ combo discount Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler - $58.99 w/ combo discount and $20 MIR AsRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard - $129.99 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory - $47.99 w/ combo discount and $20 MIR Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD - $69.98 Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card - $289.99 w/ $20 MIR Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower ATX Case - $101.97 Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply - $49.99 Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer - $16.98 Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor 2ms Response Time - $158.98 w/ $20 MIR Total: $1,240.36 Permalink to my setup from PCPartPicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hio4 I'd like to elaborate on this setup and whether I should add or replace parts that I have selected. I do prefer Intel and NVidia rather than AMD, as I have had many problems with AMD before and I am not willing to risk it.