I want to first state I am a new member, and so far I've enjoyed the experience browsing on this site. Now, I want to build my first PC, which will be for primary Gaming. Although I have some ideas of the build I can go with in my budget, I wanted to have more opinions, suggestions, and improvements so I ask here. Note if I made a mistake in posting location, my apologies.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within 3 months.
Budget Price: $1000-1300, after Rebates and Shipping.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work (office docs., etc.), surfing the internet
Are you buying a monitor? Yes, preferable 23 inches. IPS panel is also nice, not mandatory.
Parts to upgrade: All. As stated above, my first build. I'm coming from an old laptop.
Do you need to buy OS? Yes, preferably Windows 8.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com, NCIX.com
Location: Near Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Parts Preferences: No preference.
Overclocking: Maybe. (Most definitely in a future upgrade)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. (Upgrade in the future)
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like the PC to be quiet. A window side panel is nice addition but not mandatory. I have plans to stick the system on my desk. Software I use: Google Chrome, Skype, LibreOffice. Games I would like to play at highest possible settings: Minesweeper (joking), Skyrim, Battlefield 4, Indie games, Bioshock: Infinite, Far Cry 3.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've had my HP G61 laptop for quite some time now, and it's starting to show its age. I would also like to merge over to PC gaming from an Xbox 360 for the deals and performance. And all the indie games. Can't forgot about them.
Below is the build I've copied off of and modified with parts I thought would be nice to have.