System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Movies>Surfing The Internet
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MICROCENTER, Newegg
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 currently but I am saving up more money for another monitor that will be much better.
Additional Comments: I want to have this build that I have made down below reviewed by the "Masters" and see if this would be viable to play games such as SWTOR, Skyrim, and CoD. I don't usually play extremely GPU intensive games, so I was wondering if this would play the games I listed above at high-max settings at a steady enough FPS. I would also like to know if this build was "future proof" for upgrading CPUS/GPUS and such for a good 3-4 years. (I don't mind putting settings down low to get good FPS)
Do *NOT* buy an open box motherboard, case, or what have you - those are bad news. They're usually defective products that the vendors stick on the shelves after they're returned for whatever reason. Fry's is notorious for doing this and it doesn't surprise me that Micro Center does too. You won't be able to get support for these products as they're returned already - that is take your chances when you get it.