System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, gaming, and more gaming
Parts Not Required: I have nothing and this is my first time building a pc
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: where i can get the best deal that is reliable
Parts Preferences: umm ????
Overclocking: when i learn more but not right away
SLI or Crossfire: if i can learn how ok
Monitor Resolution: ??????
Additional Comments: Im new to the gaming world i have always played games but nver got all that in to proformance but now im playing star wars the old republic and i want a pc that i can run the game at top speed and as over the next few years be able to upgread and stay compatitve
I am working on my first build too I have done a lot of research and this is the set up i have come up with most of the items on this list are there because they are (from my research) the best bang for the buck as well as best reliability. This setup runs closer to 1500 than 1000 but i'm sure you can find some cheaper alternatives to substitute (i.e. one graphics card like a GeForce 560 for example) and a cheaper case. The best places to buy are either NewEgg.com or Amazon.com Imho.
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k
Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Graphics Cards: Two SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 (in crossfire)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
SSD: Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Optical Drive: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner
Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 850W
Monitor: ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p LCD Monitor
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
Either builds are good. But Somekid's prices are associated with Microcenter and those prices can only be had locally, not through the internet. So that's an issue. You can check out my build I listed above and that'll run SWOTR pretty well.