Questions About My New Build

Hello, I have been wanting to build my own PC for several months now and I am getting closer and closer to my wanted purchase date. I have been waiting for so long because after I make a decision to purchase something, I find things that I don't like about it and I end up wishing I never did. For me, spending over $1000 on anything (let alone a PC) is a huge commitment and I needed some time to think about my decision and whether or not to go through with it and I think I just might. After watching many videos and talking to some kids in my school who have a gaming PC (which there's not many), I'm liking the idea more and more. I'm going into high school this year and I don't have my own computer. I have a good amount of money saved up from working at my dad's place and other various jobs (close to $5000). On the computer, I am going to be playing games like BF3, GTA, Skyrim, Crysis 2, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 3, etc.
I'm sorry for rambling on so here's everything:

Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday (I know it's a ways away , but that's been my plan from the beginning)

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 after rebates

System Usage: Gaming, School, Video Editing, Web, Movies

Parts Not Required: Unknown

Preferred Websites:,

Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Don't know if I should, should I?

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC and it'd be nice if the case had a window

Here are the parts:


GPU: or Which one?

MoBo: (I get $50 off a z77 mobo with the purchase of that processor)





CPU Cooler:

Wireless Card:

Case: Need help with this one, I would like a case with good cable management, good cooling, and like I said preferably with a window. Here are a few choices but feel free to give your own opinions:



How does every thing look? I'm most concerned about the cooling and quietness factor of the rig. How will those factors take place?
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  1. All your parts look good !

    On the GPU look At the reviews when the GTX 660 comes out

    I would get the 120 GB SSD 40 bucks more

    MOBO and CPU will be grate! You could also look into the ASROCK 20 bucks cheepr

    You dont need to OC ( you can if its something that you like ) your rig will play games grate at very high setting without OCing

    Case Comes in all black also, you can also turn off the lights if you like.

    Your setup is alot like mine.
  2. for the case, id strongly recommend the haf xm. every one seems to like it
  3. I have the CM storm case on a build. Nice case and the window makes it nice to look in. good luck
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