System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly, school work, watching movies.
Parts Not Required: I have a 500GB hdd, mouse, keyboard and a dvd drive from my 4 year old computer. I also have a copy of windows 7 and a monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Parts Preferences: Intel, other than that it doesn't matter too much to me.
Overclocking: Probably, but I've never done it before.
SLI or Crossfire: no (maybe far down the road)
Monitor Resolution: Not sure, 1920 by something (sorry)
Additional Comments: I'm probably going to play mmos such as SWTOR. I will (probably) be playing games like Battlefield 3. Do you think a SSD would be a good choice for this build? If I overclock which heat sink should I get? Oh and this is my first build, so please feel free to critique this as hard as you want.
Here are the parts I was thinking of getting:
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It should only be about $850 since you don't need an HDD. But your build looks solid overall. An SSD would be a nice addition, check out my build and you should be able to fit the SSD.
As for the SSD, 60GB would be good enough for OS and a few games (2-3) depending on the game size. But yes, you could just use the SSD as a boot drive and partion the rest of the system to run on the 500gb.