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Newbie building a gaming/coding desktop

Last response: in Systems
August 21, 2012 12:53:33 AM

Hi all,
I am in college and is currently looking to ditch my 2 year old laptop for a new desktop.
Following the *How to ask for help* thread here are some info for my new desktop:
Approximate Purchase Date: this week or next

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, computer coding

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None, so I guess,

Country: U.S.A. East Coast

Parts Preferences: None, since I have no clue

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Need to have a window, preferably a quiet PC and (the most important part) I am a newbie and this is the first time ever I am doing this, so may need a lot of help/explanation :) 

Please let me know what is good for the info I provided, Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
August 21, 2012 1:16:37 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-20 21:16 EDT-0400)