Hi all, I'm about as green as you can get with this stuff... so please, go easy on me. There are finer details I don't entirely get yet, so if you see something that looks like an amateur mistake... it's probably because it is. I used to play around with upgrading PC's a little while ago. This is my first attempt at building at scratch... and the PC world has changed since I was last in it. So yeah, I'm pretty green. New Thread Template: 1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing. It's a gaming PC, higher-end. Though I also plan to make it my all-around PC as well. Web browsing, watching non-HD video/internet streaming, remoting in to work, etc. 2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread $1000 but $100-$200 higher is alright. I'm not sure what 20% spread means. 3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from. USA. Newegg is my go-to site. 4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc. No preference... but I have my eye on Intel and nVidia at the moment. 5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are. I don't have any parts, building from scratch. 7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds. No overclocking. 8. What resolution will you be using? My monitor can support 1080p. I don't want to push it that hard though. 9. WHEN do you plan to build it? In the next week or two I'd like to order the parts at least. When they arrive, I begin building. Based on information I've collected on other sites, I've made up a little shopping list just to get an idea of prices/availability. Be gentle... SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB $17.99 COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99 Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $79.99 Galaxy 67NPH6DV6KXZ GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $419.99 SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply $89.99 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995 $39.99 ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $109.99 Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $219.99 XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included dual fan push pull compatible $24.99 Subtotal: $1,069.91 Thoughts? Ideas? Criticisms? Thanks for any help! EDIT: Changed my mind on the RAM.