Hi. I'm trying to build an awesome gaming computer. Since i have very less knowledge with this thing, i want your precious advice. I'm using the following components :-

1)WD Caviar Green 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (WD20EARX)

Device: Desktop
Device Type: 3.5 Inch HDD
Drive Capacity: 2 TB
Interface: SATA 6.0 Gbps
Cache Memory: 64 MB
Transfer Rate: 7040 Mbps
I/O Transfer Rate: 4800 Mbps
Data Transfer Rate (To/From Host): 6000 Mbps
Data Transfer Rate (To/From Buffer): 880 Mbps
Non-recoverable Read Error: 1 per 10^14
Reliability: 300000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Standard Input Voltage: 12 V DC
Maximum Start Current: 1.75 A
Idle: 2.5 W
Power Consumption: 4.5 W (Read/Write), 0.7 W (Standby/Sleep)
Operating Temperature: 0DegC to 60DegC
Non-Operating Temperature: -40DegC to 70DegC
Shock Tolerance: 65 G for 2 ms (Operating), 250 G for 2 ms (Non-Operating)

2)Intel/Gigabyte Intel 3.3 GHz FCLGA1155 Core i3 2120 Processor and Gigabyte GA-H Combo Motherboard

Form Factor: Micro-ATX
Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel Core i3-2120 Processor
Chipset: Intel H61
Number of Slots: 2 Slots
Memory Configuration: 16 GB DDR3 Dual Channel DIMM
Memory Frequency: 800 MHz, 1066 MHz, 1333 MHz
ECC Support: Non-ECC
SATA 3 Gb/s: Intel H61 Express
Integrated Graphics card: Yes
Audio Codec: Realtek ALC887
Audio Channels: 3
Audio Features: High Definition Audio, Support for CD In
Ethernet Controller: Atheros 8151
Ethernet Features: 10/100/1000 Mbits/sec
PCI Slots: 2
PCIe x1 Slots, Generation: 1, 2.0
PCIe x16 Slots, Generation: 1, 3.0
SATA 3 Gb/s Headers: 4
USB 2.0 Headers: 2
ATX Power Connectors: 1 (24 Pin ATX Power Connectors)
Fan Headers: 1 (Processor Fan Headers), 1 (System Fan Headers)
Front Panel Headers: 2
USB 2.0 Ports, Controller: 4, Intel H61 Express
VGA/D Sub Ports: 1
RJ-45 Ethernet Jacks: 1
PS/2: 2
Hardware Monitoring: System Voltage Detection, CPU Temperature Detection, System Temperature Detection, CPU Fan Speed Detection, System Fan Speed Detection, CPU Overheating Warning, CPU Fan Fail Warning, System Fan Fail Warning, CPU Fan Speed Control, System Fan Speed Control
Bundled Software: Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
BIOS: 2 x 32 Mbit Flash, Use of Licensed AMI EFI BIOS, Support for Dual BIOS, PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a
Advanced Technologies: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 Classic, Humidity Protection, Electrostatic Protection, Power Failure Protection, High Temperature Protection, Dual BIOS 3 TB+ HDD Support (Hybrid EFI Technology), Smart 6 Smarter PC system Management ErP Lot 6 Support, Support Intel 22 nm Processors
Advanced Features: Support for Q-Flash, Support for Xpress Recovery2, Support for EasyTune, Support for ON/OFF Charge, 50000 Hours All Solid Capacitors

3) G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL)

Memory Type: 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 1600 MHz DDR3 DIMM
Memory Standard: DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Compatible Device: PC
Pins: 240-pin
Error Check: Non-ECC
Buffered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Model ID: F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
Part Number: F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL
Technology: DDR3 SDRAM Memory
CAS Latency: 10-10-10-30-2N
Test Voltage: 1.5 V

4) Sapphire AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 1 GB DDR3 Graphics Card

Graphics Engine: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6670 GPU
GPU Clock: 800 MHz
Shader: Shader Version 5
Processors and Cores: 480 Stream Processor
GPU Manufacturing Process: 40
Bus Standard: PCI Express 2.0
Model ID: Radeon HD 6670
Power Supply Required: 400 W
Memory: 128-bit, 1 GB DDR3 Memory with 1600 MHz
Memory Bandwidth: 64 GB/sec
Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital), 2048 x 1536 (Analog)
Graphics Technologies Supported: Microsoft DirectX v11, Open GL Optimization v4.1, AMD CrossFireX supported
3D Support: Yes support
VGA/D-SUB Output: 1xVGA DSub Output
DVI and HDMI Interface: Yes x Dual Link DVI Out, 1 x HDMI Output Out
HD Content Support: HDCP Support

And could you guys please help me out by choosing which operating system and monitor to buy?? thank you!!
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  1. Did you already buy the RAM? Because that is way way too much RAM for a gaming system.

    Also, the OS really depends on whether you like Windows 7 or the sleek Windows 8.
  2. 4GB is all you really need for gaming, but 8GB is nice so you can run other things such as itunes while gaming. That video card is kind of low, spring for a radeon 7770 or 7850 and youll be much happier.
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