System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet use
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: All parts of tower, starting from nothing, and a monitor, keyboard, mouse (might get keyboard and mouse at best buy unless cheaper online)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Parts Preferences: None, just quality for good price
SLI or Crossfire: not sure what this is but maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: At least 1920x1080
Additional Comments: First time build, any advice is welcome. Looking for a quality build that will last a while but that also is for a good price. Willing to wait to buy an SSD later when I get the money. Want to run games like Starcraft 2, Bioshock Infinite, etc at high resolution and fps. Quiet and energy efficient would be nice but not essential.
Here. Win 8 is faster than win 7, but currently 10$ more. I put on win 7 because most people seem to hate win8. It's up to you. You could save easily a hundred dollars if you went with a 3350p, a b75 board, and a 500w psu, but I put them on there for a couple reasons:
1. You wanted to overclock, that requires a amd cpu (worse for gaming purposes) or a k-series cpu. i5 3570k oc's nicely.
2. The 750w psu is overkill unless you want to use two gpu's at once in a sli or crossfire, to get ~60-80% extra performance, and double up on a gpu you already have. (in the future, adding another 7870 would get you a good perf. boost.)