I have no idea what I am doing. Any help appreciated

After months of looking for a good gaming computer, I decided to go the rout everyone says to go. Im going to build one. I havnt the slightest clue of what to look for or what to get, but I have a slight idea. I just want someone to give me some advice, or recommendations. I intend on using the computer to play skyrim(preferably on the highest quality), bf3, wow, and the old republic. My spending limit is 1,300. thank you for reading
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  1. Hi! Welcome to the community. Newegg has a very helpful tutorial on building a computer.


    For the parts, I'd recommend a GTX 670, i5-3750K, and 8GB of RAM.

    Also, will you want to overclock? Overclocking makes your CPU run at a higher frequency than it's rated for.
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dVQc

    This build will max any game for a while.

    Nice topic title by the way, made me actually lol.
  3. Check out my $1100 build guide here:
    My article/guide itself should help you understand a bit more about the parts themselves.
    Swap the 7950 with this GTX 670 (+30 Remember to use the promo): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130782
    Windows (+$69):
    Total: $1220 before rebates.
  4. This build allows you to add another one of those GTX 660 ti's later on in SLI which is a good thing if you plan on playing games like BF3 that take advantage of dual video cards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1021001 $151.98 save: $18.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1033225 $314.98 save: $25.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 $43.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344214515&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_4?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344222450&sr=1-4 $80.14 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Gb-s2-5-Inch-Drive-SDSSDX-120G-G25/dp/B006EKJCWM $100.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive- SDSSDX-120G-G25

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4873/nvidia_geforce_gtx_660_ti_2gb_reference_video_card_overclocked/index.html <----- GTX 660 ti 2GB (est. retail $300 & due for release August 16th).

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b $88.73 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $1,097.30 *not including mail in rebates

    http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor-Black/dp/B005BZNDOO $149.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $35.31 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

    http://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-GameCom-380-Stereo-Headset/dp/B006ZS5AQA/ref=pd_cp_pc_2 $38.62 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Plantronics GameCom 380 Stereo PC Gaming Headset

    http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-Gaming-Headset/dp/B006W41W7S/ref=pd_cp_pc_3 $32.24 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Gaming Headset

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_LK/ <----- another look at that Asus board along with a link to the latest bios update

    http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-gaming-case.html/ <----- another look at that Corsair case
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