I wanted to start by saying this will be my first every build, which is exciting for me. I have been lurking here for a long time and I figure that this is as good as a reason as any to join. I want to play games such as Assassin's Creed III on this rig at 1080p for about $1300. I'm located in the United States and plan to buy sometime this week (preferably before Black Friday only to avoid the rush. That, and I have no experience in the kind of sales I'll be seeing and I don't want to count on them.) I don't have any particular brand preferences, but I am aiming for an mATX build that overclocks (CPU to about 4.2 GHz, GPU up to whatever I can get). This is what I was thinking: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Scythe SCMG-3100 88.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.00 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-M PRO Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.35 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($100.98 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.17 @ Amazon) Monitor: BenQ GW2250 21.5" Monitor ($120.00 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($78.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards) Mouse: Microsoft JUD-00001 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ Outlet PC) Total: $1253.43 (plus some thermal paste, which I just realized I forgot) (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 00:59 EST-0500) I'm not fully committed to the monitor, motherboard, keyboard, CPU cooler, SSD, or GPU. In fact, any advice on which GPU is best would be appreciated. I am, however, pretty set on getting some kind of 7950 or 660ti because of the price point. I am avoiding the 660ti because of the memory issues. Additionally, because this will be my first build, I had a few questions about the cooling setup. Will my CPU cooler fit the case? Do I have enough room for push/pull? Should I get aftermarket fans, like Yate Loons for either the case or the cooler? Do I even get fans with the cooler? In the Temjin, the arrangement of fans and parts goes something like this, right? The GPU sits up here Intake (huge fan) -> HDD rack -> CPU Cooler -> Out (small fan) And it comes with a 180mm Silverstone Air Penetrator up front, and up to 140mm for my own fan in the back? I just don't want to mess up and totally destroy the parts on my first try.