Building a new computer, help please!

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tommorrow

Budget Range: 1000-1200 after rebates/shipping/discounts

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Higher end gaming, MMO's, RTS

Are you buying a monitor: No, I have the monitor, keyboard & mouse


Parts to Upgrade: whole computer. I was thinking 2gb video card 3.4+ cpu, 8-16gb ram, 500gb-1tb drive.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, fine with OEM

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is fine but if better deals are elsewere I'll buy from there.

Location: Eden prairie mn, 55344

Parts Preferences: I've heard alot of good things about intel. My last system was AMD and ran fine but if intel is pulling ahead in performance/cost I'll go with them. Not to picky

Overclocking: Maybe, I don't like overclocking because it voids warranties. But down the road if the computer cant handle what I throw at it, I can over clock.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: I wanna be able to run guildwars 2, and skyrim at ultra graphics. I dont need SLI right now but down the road I'd like to have it incase I want to upgrade without tearing the whole computer apart. I dont need SSD (dont understand the point of it). Basically I want a computer thats gonna be able to handle games that come out for 2-3 years, reasonably.

Basically need a solid system with no major bottlenecks that I can upgrade(easily) down the road if needed

THANKS FOR READING THIS & ANY HELP PROVIDED.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1153.45
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-14 08:47 EDT-0400)
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/e7Js

    you will have to bolt the SSD to the bottom of the case.

    you can buy the OS from this guy if you trust him enough. someone here bought it from him and had no problems

    http://us.ebid.net/for-sale/microsoft-windows-home-premium-x-71238157.htm

    windows 7 pro is 5 bucks more
  3. make sure you ask for the windows disk
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