What are you going to use the PC for? My hopes are to be able to play games like D3/BF3 I also watch a lot of movies (some HD) How much is your budget? $600-700 Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile) US, Stockton CA Are you willing to buy online? Yes, I don't even know if there are any retailers nearby that sell individual parts Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build? I can reuse my old cd/dvd burner, mouse, and monitor Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others? keyboard, not sure if there's anything else Have you already bought any parts? No, still haven't gotten past the planning stage of the build Do you have an Operating System (OS)? Yes Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup? Since I don't plan on overclocking from the start I don't think cooling will be a major issue, later on if I decide to overclock I'll get some aftermarket fans. This is my first build and I really need some insight from more experienced builders.So far these are the parts I've picked out, still need PSU. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bpYD I'm also considering doing a crossfire of the same video card and adding a SSD later on and would like to know if that is too much or worth it. Anything you guys feel I should remove, change, or add I would love to know (as I have no clue what I'm doing).