System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, no additional hard drives needed at this time
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: no brand preference, monitor size 23-24"
Overclocking: Yes, but nothing crazy
SLI or Crossfire: Eventually, but not from the start
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I prefer the minimal clean look when it comes to cases.
Alright, it's been almost 10 years since I've built a pc so I've been doing research the past few months and with the Ivy Bridge processors and new gpus out I've decided now is a good time to bite the bullet. This is what I've put together, basically I want a rig capable of playing SWTOR at maxed settings at 1920x1080 with consistent ~60fps(who doesn't?). I will also be playing Diablo 3 but from what I hear that's a pushover hardware wise. I'm pretty solid on most of the parts I've picked except for the power supply and case which I'd like recommendations on. If you know of cheaper prices on components don't hesitate to say. Thanks
Video Card: MSI N670GTX-PM2D2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Already bought for $399.99 Had to pull the trigger on this as I watched other 670s sell out the last two days http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99 -$18.00 (20% off) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
throw some recommendations at me if you've got them, mid tower would be best(for space and "portability"), also consider there will only be two hd's, two gpu cards(eventually), and 1 optical drive at most in it.
Everything looks good! But for the power supply, I would go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750). It's just that they really have good reviews for their power supplies and it's one of the most reliable brands for PSUs in the market.
XFX, but same difference. Keep in mind however, that XFX is non-modular. Also MIRs tend to take awhile it varies for each company.
Didn't look at it but you should stick with the Hive you already have. HOWEVER, I would drop down to 8GB of ram, it's all you'll need. Most never take advantage of 8GB in fact, gaming still only requires 4GB since most use the Graphics card's VRAM.