Hello I am new to the whole PC building world and after using a terrible overheating HP Inspiron laptop for the last 4 years I have saved up enough to attempt building my own PC. I have never built one before but I have confidence that I will be able to build one. I have researched online and asked a few buddies of mine that have built their own before and this is what I have come up with:
A few things to note: I do not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse but I am going to buy those based on my own feelings and senses so those aren't included in the build.
I will primarily be using the PC for games with occasional Internet surfing since I have a laptop I can use for writing papers, watching movies, etc. I want to be able to run games like BF3, Far Cry 3, Metro 2033, and some modded versions of STALKER and if I have to upgrade stuff in the future that's fine but I'd like a good base to build off of if need be for future games.
Overclock since I can just upgrade the GPU later on when new ones come out. I was looking at the GTX 670 Sidewinder but for now I think the 660 will be fine so I can have some money for a monitor/keyboard/mouse. Plus I still have a lot of backlogged games in my Steam account that don't require a high end GPU.