My first PC. (Building from scratch) (Currently about $1300)

I've been looking into building a PC for a little while now. I'm still learning the ins and outs of PC building and construction.

System Usage: Gaming

Budget Range: Not strict, was hoping for cheaper then I'm at now, but since I have to buy peripherals and whatnot I don't think I can help it. Not more expensive then current, if possible.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't have a preference as I've never bought parts before. I kind of like newegg.

Country: USA, FL.

Overclocking: Not atm, dunno about future, First time pc builder.

SLI or Crossfire: " "


This is my latest build, I tried to include everything I would possibly need *UPDATED BUILD 5-18-12*



http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h298/franksalzano/2d2eee6d.png

So have I looked over compatibility issues? Am I overpaying? (Could I swap parts out without reducing performance) Did I pick good reliable parts? Am I missing anything? And general advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. You definetely want to lose that RAM with the heat sinks, may not fit under that Hyper 212. Get something low profile.
  2. Can drop $30 and put it into your vid card without that cooler, since you arent overclocking, the OEM HSF is plenty to cool that PC. If he wants to OC in the future, just make sure to get an aftermarket cooler like the Hyper 212. Other than that, good build.
  3. revamped build (will update original also):



    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h298/franksalzano/7ae61aba.png
  4. You can save money on your case and harddrive if you like.

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-021
    Solid case, solid fans, usb 3.0, only $90 before rebate at the moment.

    HDD and Burner Combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.937167
    $105

    Total: $195 for HDD, Case, and CDD, compared to $233. That

    That's about 40 you could then spend on a better graphics card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563 - 6870 with 2gb - $220
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623 - 560 TI - $230
  5. MajorAdvantage said:
    You can save money on your case and harddrive if you like.

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-021
    Solid case, solid fans, usb 3.0, only $90 before rebate at the moment.

    HDD and Burner Combo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.937167
    $105

    Total: $195 for HDD, Case, and CDD, compared to $233. That

    That's about 40 you could then spend on a better graphics card.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563 - 6870 with 2gb - $220
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130623 - 560 TI - $230



    I actually have since altered my build. i got rid of the SSD and put that money into a 7850:



    I also found a better bargain on the monitor, etc. I don't have a headset anymore (I was told the one I picked was not very good), I also have no extra fans (not sure I need them with my case)
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