Alright, so I currently have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. It's one of the higher end models though. Recently, it's begun to break(broken lid hinge) so I've decided to build a new desktop. I'm a quick learner and have done a bunch of stuff involving mechanical things(airguns, firearms, etc.). I've been doing a bit of research and before I go and start ordering parts I'd like to get you guys' help in improving and possibly cutting my list of parts down.
My main use for this build is playing BF3 and Skyrim. I have them on 360 and love them! Would love to play on max settings for both, but if my budget doesn't permit it, I can deal with it. I'd love to be able to upgrade in the future too. Since I'm building a desktop from basically nothing, I'd need everything except a keyboard and mouse. Here's what I have now: