After searching around a bit i have chosen the components for a new gaming computer. I don't have much knowledge of building pc's though and i'm hoping that this community can check the compatibility of the different parts. I also think that i might be overspending, especially if i am going to upgrade in the future, so i'd appreciate input on this build.
Approximate Purchase Date: between 2 and 14 days from now
Budget Range: 1000-1400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming mostly
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX, amazon
Location: B.C., Canada
Parts Preferences: Higher-end parts. Intel CPU.
SLI or Crossfire: Don't know
Your Monitor Resolution: Currently i'm looking at a 1920x1080 monitor
Additional Comments: What i am aiming for is a cheap, powerful gaming computer which will be cost-effective to upgrade. The games i hope to play include Skyrim, Starcraft 2, Battelfield 3, Diablo 3, and next gen games as well (GTA V and Fallout 4) if possible.
Why Are You Upgrading: My laptop is several years old and it's performance is declining. I am therefore looking to buy a half-decent machine which i can play the newer games on.
There was no specific reason to have that monitor, it was the cheapest i could find with HDMI input. The VE228H will work better. As for the PSU and case, the most important factors were durability and price, which you've addressed. Also, the HDD has been the most difficult to choose, it's basically been a trade off between quality and price. But that WD is comparable in price to the other 1tb drives so it will work. Anyway, thanks for the recommendations and advice, they've been really useful.