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First Build ~1400 NEED HELP!!

Approximate Purchase Date: Early 2012

Budget Range: ~1400 or less..

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording with Fraps and Sony Vegas 9 HD rendering , Listen to Music

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com ; tigerdirect.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: decently priced ; won't need updated anytime soon...

Overclocking: Maybe (If recommended)

SLI or Crossfire: Not Sure?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: First of all, I am new at this, don't have a whole lot of knowledge in this area yet, and I need some help. I want a pretty decent PC, want to play Skyrim and games similar, I don't want a super computer or anything, just something that will handle mostly high settings or highest fairly easily. This is my first build EVER and I have not in the slightest clue what tools, parts, accessories, or anything else I need. If there is a link that explains what I need and why that would be helpful. Thanks for your help!


Parts I've guessed at based on price and performance reviews:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB

CD/DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply

Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 EVO ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
OR
Apevia X-TRP-BL X-Trooper Mid Tower Case

Speakers: Corsair SP2500 Gaming Audio Series High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System

Monitor: Not Sure $100-$250 budget on this??

OS: Windows 7... what type should I get??

Should I get a cooling system or a different case? If so what kind?
Anything else? I wouldn't know if I am missing anything..
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    soccernum7 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Early 2012

    Budget Range: ~1400 or less..

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording with Fraps and Sony Vegas 9 HD rendering , Listen to Music

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com ; tigerdirect.com

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: decently priced ; won't need updated anytime soon...

    Overclocking: Maybe (If recommended)

    SLI or Crossfire: Not Sure?

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: First of all, I am new at this, don't have a whole lot of knowledge in this area yet, and I need some help. I want a pretty decent PC, want to play Skyrim and games similar, I don't want a super computer or anything, just something that will handle mostly high settings or highest fairly easily. This is my first build EVER and I have not in the slightest clue what tools, parts, accessories, or anything else I need. If there is a link that explains what I need and why that would be helpful. Thanks for your help!


    Parts I've guessed at based on price and performance reviews:

    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard

    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor

    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM

    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost

    Hard Drive: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB

    CD/DVD Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 24x CD/DVD Drive

    PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply

    Case: Diablotek CPA-6170 EVO ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case
    OR
    Apevia X-TRP-BL X-Trooper Mid Tower Case

    Speakers: Corsair SP2500 Gaming Audio Series High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System

    Monitor: Not Sure $100-$250 budget on this??

    OS: Windows 7... what type should I get??

    Should I get a cooling system or a different case? If so what kind?
    Anything else? I wouldn't know if I am missing anything..


    Motherboard:
    Good choice although you can save some money buy getting http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729

    RAM:
    Again good choice but there are many others in the ~$30-40 price range on newegg so I would keep shopping. For instance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Case: Id stick with Cooler Master or Antek myself for cases although this has alot to do with how you want your computer to 'look' and is subjective. One of my favorite budget cases: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236102

    OS: If you need to run programs in compatibility mode you may want to opt for the Pro version of Window but if not I wouldn't recommend anything above Home. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    CPU Cooler: Although it is not required I would recommend a CPU cooler. It will give you the option of overclocking in the future and keep your CPU cooler and extend its life if you do not overclock. I typically recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082.
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    For CPU cooler grab the Hyper 212 Plus or Hyper 212 Evo
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