I posted this already today but it didn't get a response so here it is again. Hi, first off let me say off, let me say I have posted once or twice here over the last two weeks so if you have seen this post before I'm sorry! Anyway, the computer. Since last Black Friday, I have been planning to build a gaming computer. I have never owned my own computer, but I enjoy computers and want to learn more about them and I think building a PC won't only be a fun experience but also a learning one. I am a freshman in highschool (15 in December) and I have been saving up for a long time for something like this. I have an Xbox now and I play it a lot so I think a PC like this will get me even more into the gaming world. Some games I plan to play are Battlefield 3, Planetside 2, Minecraft, Hitman, Dishonored and Far Cry 3. Since I am new to the PC gaming world, and building a PC in general I need some help with my build. I have done countless hours of research and this is my final product. Can you look over what I have and tell me what you think? All help is appreciated!
Approx. Purchase Date: Black Friday
Budget Range: Around $1350
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Preferred Websites/Places for Parts: 1) Actual MicroCenter Store 2) microcenter.com 3) newegg.com
I also have a few questions. My first is should I look into water cooling my PC even if it is this early on? How hard will the transition from console to PC be? Windows 8 vs. Windows 7 (I'm thinking 7)? If I were to buy Windows 7, if it safe to buy on eBay with a trusted seller? What are some keyboards and monitors you can recommend? Is there anyways I can lower the price without sacrificing a lot of performance? Did I miss anything? Once again, all help is appreciated!!
P.S. Sorry for the length, I just didn't want to forget something.