Whats up, I'm looking to build a new computer for myself after having terrible experiences with those so called "high end" laptops. I don't really know much about hardware, so I kind of don't know what is good and what is not so good. I want this thing be be able to run Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012, GTA IV and V (when it comes out), BF3, and Photoshop (not all at once, of course). I want to do this as cheap as possible (max budget is around $1200), but also get good performance, and more importantly, good quality and reliable components. In short, I want the Corvette of computers, not the Ferrari. I went to Micro Center a few nights ago and worked with one of their computer people and this is what we came up with: Processor: Intel Sandybridge i7 2600K ($279.99) Micro Center - Intel Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor 179499 Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX ($134.99) Micro Center - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard 852145 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium ($99.99) Graphics Card: MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card ($239.99) Micro Center - MSI N560GTX-Ti-M2D1GD5/OC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card N560GTX-TI-M2D1 HDD: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache ($89.99) Micro Center - Hitachi 7K1000.C 500GB HDS721050CLA362 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -OEM 193276 Optical: LG 22x DVD drive ($16.99) Micro Center - LG 22x DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support - OEM 781450 Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760w ATX ($99.99) Micro Center - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760 Watt ATX Power Supply PPCS760 Memory: Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3 ($34.99) Micro Center - Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) 383794 Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Gaming Case ($67.99) Micro Center - Cooler Master CM Storm Scout ATX Gaming Computer Case SGC-2000-KKN1-G *Cooler Master Hyper 612 CPU cooler ($49.99) Micro Center - Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM Universal CPU Cooler RR-H612-20PK-R1 *I don't think I really need this, but I do want to make sure that this computer stays cool and well ventilated. If this is just overkill, I can live without it and save the 50 bucks. I'm also going to have Micro Center build the computer for me +$100 Parts total, incl. tax - $1201.30 So, my questions are: 1. Are the components above good quality, reliable, etc.? 2. Is there anything I'm cheaping out on, or going overboard on? I want this thing to be reliable, I don't want to have to worry about "will my computer work today?". Any help/advice/opinions you guys can give is appreciated, thanks EDIT: Also, I need some sort of way to connect to the WiFi in my house (no cable connection available where the computer will be). What will I need to buy to do this?