SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or tigerdirect
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD because it's probably cheaper than Intel
OVERCLOCKING: maybe, never did it before
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe, never did it before
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This would be my first computer in 7 years. I never built one before, but after watching videos and reading articles for the last week at this fine website, I'm certain I can do it with my brother's help (who has built one computer before this). I don't have any PC games in mind to play, and would buy some games after the purchase of this machine. I often read if your computer could play Crysis you could play anything. For $750 I don't expect to have the best. I'm brand new to this and I don't pretend to know what I'm doing, but after reading the articles I have come up with this build, please let me know what you think or what to change:
CASE - I would suggest you take a look at this case...
NZXT M59 - Is very well built, and after rebates and discount, comes to half the price of that Antec...It was also used in TOM's build and turned out to be very good...
$10 off w/ promo code EMCLMMR25, ends 1/20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...