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First time builder need help!

:hello: Hello, this is the first time i build my own desktop, i heard it was way cheaper so i decided to try i need help choosing the parts since I am a noob, i know nothing about compatibility or whatever it's called :( . Here is the requested info:

Approximate Purchase Date: I will be being everything before the end of may hopefully

Budget Range: Less then $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (world of warcraft, starcraft 2, crysis when i get a system that can handle it, and other games), watching videos and movies (will be using PS3 for movies), listening to music and lastly surfing the web.

Parts Not Required: Monitor and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and amazon because I don't know any others but won't say no to a part if it's from another store.

Country of Origin: I currently live in California

Parts Preferences: I am planning on putting in a 40GB SSD to put windows on it in addition to the hard drive you guys recommend other then that i have not preferred parts

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: If i can afford it and if it's worth it

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080p

Additional Comments: I want to go for Windows as my OS since it is the best =P. A silent system would be nice but a bit of noise won't bother me. Oh and here is a link for the monitor I am choosing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005195 (price is separate from the $1500) if you guys know of anything that is better and costs $160 or less please tell me.
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  1. You can get a case at newegg.com as well. I forgot to include that and a cpu cooler as those tend to go hand in hand and are more what you prefer. Just make sure that the cpu cooler you buy fits into the case you buy :P
  2. That ram is perfect and a steal atm. The motherboard is fine if you want a micro atx board. It will provide more room at the bottom of your case otherwise I'd go with the atx board like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131703&cm_re=asus_p67-_-13-131-703-_-Product and get a few more sata connections, usb ports, pcie slots unless you don't need more.
  3. Thanks so much =). Can't wait to order.
  4. Enjoy! Also forgot about CD drive unless you already have a sata CD drive :P Hate for you to have an old IDE drive and find out there isn't a 40pin on the motherboard for it >.>
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    Live in California...then shop amazon as much as possible so you don't pay sales tax.

    Dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), 64GB SSD, Windows 7, 8 gigs of low voltage RAM, etc...

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Black/dp/B0026FCI2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059947&sr=1-1 $99.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-compatible-platforms/dp/B004MYFODI/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059023&sr=1-8 $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Enthusiast Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD platforms 750TX v2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229 $159.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processor-i5-2500K-LGA1155-BOX80623I52500K/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059100&sr=1-1 $223.95 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5 Processor i5-2500K 3.3GHz 6MB LGA1155 CPU BOX80623I52500K

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059168&sr=1-1 $27.87 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416 $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Supported-Solid-State-CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT/dp/B0036ILEI0/ref=sr_1_14?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304060146&sr=1-14 $119.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair 64 GB Nova Series TRIM Supported 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059326&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Lite--LightScribe-Layer-Drive-IHAS424-98/dp/B002SIMPXM/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1304059388&sr=1-1 $24.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZR/dp/B004JLNZXU $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

    http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZR/dp/B004JLNZXU $249.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304059531&sr=8-1 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) OEM System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $1,491.71 *not including shipping, tax, and mail in rebates

    http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-FHX2152L-21-5-Inch-Widescreen-Ultra-Slim/dp/accessories/B0048BQ1M8 $139.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gateway FHX2152L bd 21.5-Inch Widescreen Ultra-Slim LED Back-Lit Display (Black)

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/msi_gtx560_twinfrozr_2/11.htm <--- review/benchmarks of that card

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/21/msi_n560gtx_ti_twin_frozr_ii_oc_sli_review/1 <--- review benchmarks of that card in SLI

    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000116#axzz1EqpvWFEN <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1098/pg2/asrock-extreme4-p67-and-fatal1ty-professional-p67-vs-x58-with-core-i7-950-review-asrock-p67-extreme4.html <---Review on that Asrock motherboard after the latest bios update

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4080/welcome-to-sandy-bridge-with-the-asrock-p67-extreme4 <--- Review before the latest bios...and it still smoked the Asus and Gigabyte boards in it's class

    http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html <---- Asrock two year warranty

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=P67%20Extreme4 <----- ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard
  6. Oh lame didn't know California had to pay sales tax on newegg
  7. Thank both of you forgot about sales tax its a b****.
  8. Best answer selected by Cuddles_1.
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