This is my first Gaming PC to ever build. what i'm really concerned with is capabilities between these parts... and for that matter what to be looking for, whats good, not, ect. i'm rather uneducated in the field of hardware.
I really enjoy playing Star Craft 2, and games like Skyrim... the new big, graphic loving games... so i really need a PC that can handle these games, preferably with their graphic qualities cranked up rather high instead of bare minimum.
no idea. i don't need anything fancy like a remote that comes with it or anything, i just need it to work with everything and not become a weakness in the future. I was initially looking at Gigabyte brands but i saw quite a few mixed reviews.
not quite sure. i see crazy fluctuations in pricing. i don't need a huge amount of memory but at the same time i don't want to fall short either. I really don't know what to look at with out knowing the motherboard...
If you are buying in April wait until you are ready to buy. If you are starting to buy now, then I'll say which parts you'll want to buy first. Along with a good computer for that price.
At this price range you can get a motherboard that supports CF/SLI for future upgrades. It is also worth spending a little more on the processor that will overclock in the future instead of upgrading it.
Most of the 7xxx series should be out by then and even some 6xx so you should wait to buy the GPU last.