1st Time Build - $1500

I have never built a PC but I am confident that I can. I work in IT and what is funny is that I work with server hardware but never really had an interest in building a PC until now. I understand a lot of the terminology but some is new to me. I want a PC to game on (BF3, MW3 and Crypsis) and to also do daily tasks but I am also looking into video editing software too. I am open to all suggestions. Thanks for your time.


Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks

Budget Range: $1500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, video editing software.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I have no preference since I am new to building. I do like the Corsair 600T case.

Overclocking: Not at first, Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what these mean yet.

Monitor Resolution: I have a Dell 1907FP - 1024x768

Additional Comments: I would like a window in the case, the white Corsair 600T has a window, I would like the PC to be somewhat quiet.
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  2. Thanks for the quick response QuietPC. I will review the items you recommended.
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