System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming with 1 screen, surfing the internet, home office stuff
Are you buying a monitor: Yes (included in Budget)
Parts to Upgrade: No built
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (How is Windows 8?)
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: irrelevant. I don’t leave in the US or EU.
Parts Preferences: Intel
Overclocking: Yes /
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe adding a second GPU later
Your Monitor Resolution: Depending on new monitor. Unfortunately I have no experience here and hope for your feedback.
Additional Comments: This will be my first built so I am thankful for any advice you can give me. From a preference point of view regarding the case I am looking for something that is a bit more elegant and without bright red blinking lights. Understated is fine but it should have a good built. There are so many around so I am not sure.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently have a Dell XPS Laptop that cannot handle current games and I want a desktop for this.
Parts that have been recommended: (I am not too sure of the monitor yet)
Intel Core i5 3570k
ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Corsair Vengeance Black DDRIII 1600 2x4GB(8GB)
ASUS HD7970-DC2-3GD5 3GB 384bit
OCZ Vector 128GB 2.5" SATA6G SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA6G 7200rpm 64MB cache
Corsair HX650 Gold, 650w Modular
Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black + Windowed Side Panel
Antec KÜHLER 620 H2O CPU water cooler