First Time!! $1000 ish build could use some TIPS!


Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: 900-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg

Location: Orem, UT. USA

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No, but hopefully in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: Quiet pc, looking to play BF3, LoL, Diablo, SWTOR, Civilizations, SC.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've had just a laptop for over three years now, been doing well in school and I work two jobs. I figure it's time to reward myself a little ( ;

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -- $59.99

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -- $119.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K -- $219.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL -- $45.99

ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS -- $149.99

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W Modular 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom -- $79.99

SAMSUNG B350 Series S22B350H Transparent Red 21.5" 2ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor -- $149.99

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -- $219.99

Grand Total: $1,045.92

Thanks for any advice!!
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  1. Oops didn't factor in the OS and Optical Drive, probably upgrade to Blu-Ray later...

    LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM $20

    Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit $140

    New Grand Total: $1205
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