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Thanks. I still have a few months before I get my taxes but I want to get some research done. And get a list going for the things I want to buy.
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Thanks. I still have a few months before I get my taxes but I want to get some research done. And get a list going for the things I want to buy.
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Thanks. I still have a few months before I get my taxes but I want to get some research done. And get a list going for the things I want to buy.
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Thanks phone for screwing up my post and posting 3 times.
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Specific recommendations depend on what specific games you want to play, whether you're willing to overclock, how much you're willing to spend (or what kind of graphics settings you want to achieve), what your monitor situation is, and when you buy (both for what hardware is available - this is why starting a list now isn't really all that helpful - and what specials are going on).

Long story short, ask again within a week of planning to buy with a lot more detail.
    
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And as for a case itself, should I get the guts first? then get a tower that it will all fit in? or should I get a big case and hope it all fits? ;D
There are motherboard size standards (atx,eatx,matx,mitx ,&c ,&c) Just make sure your case is compatible with you mother board.
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Here I set this up for ya
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qZb0
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qZjE

I think you would be very happy with a mATX build. More and more parts are being made to fit smaller forms these days so I don't really see upgrading being a problem. The TJ08-e case is really nice (imho) and I will be getting one for my next build. I opted for the i7-3770k because I like having hyperthreading (and you might to depending on what newer games come out). I included the super overclockable samsung 30nm ram. I also suggest using the HD7950 because of the price/performance ratio. The monitor REALLY spikes the price, but is also one of the best on the market which is great for gaming. The HD7950 should make a good companion for it. I also put in windows 8 OEM just because it was cheaper and performance is similar to windows 7. It might also be nice when DirectX 11.1 games come out since Windows 7 will never support it. LAstly, the power supply is a great price and pretty efficient so you will save money there too (besides, things are starting to use less power -- upgrading will be easy).

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Ok to start are you overseas or stateside? Cause that makes a huge difference in where you get your parts. Second do you want an AMD or Intel Chip? Third Barracks or housing? <--- huge deal on case size. Then for a graphics card 1 or 2 of them and then ATI or Nvidia. We can start from there and work our way through it. BUT as a first time build ever I would personally stick with an air cooled system and once you get the feel of what does what and where. Then go for watercooling. Personally its a huge jump in how you do stuff inside the pc.

Also I was in the US Army while overseas so I know the size of barracks.
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