I agree, although the 1866 RAM may be pointless - the Asrock H97M sez it supports memory speeds up to 1600 (at least assuming Newegg's spec page can be believed....)
Now, my current shopping list ends up being a load more expensive than that, largely because I am also including an SSD, slimline Blu-Ray player, CPU cooler... oh, and a copy of Windoze
Here's my working build. (All prices in CDN $$ - 'cuz hey, that's what I'm paying in....)i5-4460 3.2 GHz
= $220AsRock H97M miTX w/ AC Wifi
= $130 (minus mail in rebate if I buy today...)Silverstone Milo ML07
= $85Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB
= $85Phanteks PH-TC12LS
= $47Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB
= $220 --> see comment belowSilverstone Slot Loading 6X Slim Blu Ray Writer
Ouch that's expensive!Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W
= $80 --> see comment belowEVGA GeForce GTX 960 Supersc Acx 2.0+ 2GB
= 250 --> A little more expensive than the Gigabyte you quoted, but I've had bad experiences RMA'ing things with Gigabyte in the past so I'm taking my business elsewhere. Windows 8.1 64 bit OEM
Total = $1360 CDN, + shipping and sales tax. Just a little
SSD --> I could save some money and get a 240GB model, but I would prefer not to get cramped for space and 240 is a little lower headroom than I like. 500 GB will allow the OS and games to be on the one drive without having to constantly do the uninstall-reinstall fandango.
HDD --> Not putting one in. I'll put the games I am playing on the SSD, and for things like movies and whatnot I'll use my existing NAS.
Power Supply --> There is a $20 difference between the Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W (Bronze rated) and the SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G 450W (GOLD rated). Since I am not overclocking this build, is there any real benefit in getting the Gold over the Bronze?
Main System: i5-4670K, ASUS Sabertooth Z97, 16 GB RAM, GTX 980 TI, 1 TB CRUCIAL MX500, Corsair 550D
HTPC: I5-4460, ASUS H97M-E, 8 GB RAM, GTX 970, CRUCIAL 256GB MX100, SILVERSTONE GD09B