New build need advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: December.

Budget Range: 600-750$ Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / internet / movies / tv

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
I am not too sure. but i would like windows 7 home, not OEM.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: U.S.A East coast.

Parts Preferences:Intel

Overclocking: Maybe, I do not know much of overclocking but i will be learning and do want some lee way to overclock in future.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe
I do want this feature but only and only for future proofing, as in say i get a 200$ GPU , in two years its not as good, i can put another one in and give it more life, or until i can replace the unit.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: Will be playing - Guild Wars 1 & 2 - Star wars old republic - maybe warcraft.. hahah... - Rift , uh yes yes yes - Skyrim - Battlefield 3 - CoD MW3 - and games coming out in future.

thanks for all your help and posts, i will be keeping up to date with my thread as much as possible. and i am a first time builder, and have wanted to build my own computer for a long time, will have the money by end of this year to jan next year. i just want to get my ducks in a row and be ready. and for the case, i really do like the reviews and looks of cooler master haf 912. and do want a air cooled case not water.
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    OEM just means you get one version of the OS instead of both 32 Bit AND 64 Bit :) OEM is better to save you money IMO.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.49 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($212.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($41.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
    Total: $710.72
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-29 21:12 EDT-0400)

    Anyway here is my parts list :)

    Actually, since you are purchasing in December, I will suggest you come back a few weeks before the said purchase date. Things will most likely have changed by then (AMD is releasing new CPU's next month and Intel may release Ivy Bridge based i3's)
  2. You're very welcome :) Be sure to come back to us when it comes time to purchase!
  3. alrighty, thanks i just wanted to put my mind to ease and have most of my ducks in a row. and i didnt know new i3s were coming out. thanks for the post :D
  4. I very much will :) i have posted on this site before about my dell optiplex gx520 desktop tower, i reallly wanted to play a game but my video card ( IGP ) 82945G wouldnt let me, and i found a decent priced 8400GS PCI card but needed power supply and was told bad idea and not too.. i do now know why. but i didnt have as much help from them as i did you. i am very thankful for you're fast response time to my thread/posts. thank you! :)
  5. You're very welcome! :) I'm glad to be of assistance!
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