Need advice on building my first computer

Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I'm building it from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter. I have Amazon Prime if that makes a difference.

Location: Tampa, Florida, US

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: If it's worth it, yes

SLI or Crossfire: not now

Your Monitor Resolution: not sure which monitor will be used. might have to use my 38" lcd tv

Additional Comments: I'll be playing games like arma and WoW. My budget is around $800-$900. I have a MSI NX8600GT T2D256E but I'm pretty sure it's outdated?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop is outdated, want to make my first build.

From my understanding the prices change a lot and newer products are out, so that's why I'm making my own post instead of basing my build off of other posts. Also, because I'm basically illiterate in the computer world.

Thanks in advance
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  1. I wouldn't recommend playing games on a 38" tv, firstly its bad for your eyes, and secondly having a smaller display, maybe 34 or 27" will look clearer and will most likely have a faster response time.

    Should myself and other posters factor in the cost of an Operating System, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse?
  2. Maybe have a read of this:,3708.html

    The above article was only published on the 26th Dec and would be a good starting point and give you a rough idea of the sort of performance you can expect from your budget.
  3. I do need to factor the OS into my budget. I'm planning on buying a monitor in the near future but don't need to factor the monitor, keyboard, or mouse into my budget.
  4. Ok well you should be looking at something along the lines of the build I linked to in my second post. Maybe try pricing it up with a i5 4670K, 1150 mobo and different GPU? Maybe throw in a SSD too?

    Try either Newegg, Amazon or Tigerdirect if you are in the US.
  5. Alright so I really like the idea of the i5 4670k, don't know what you're talking about with the "1150 mobo", and I have a little bit of money left to upgrade the gpu but don't know which to buy so if you could help me there. I don't need an SSD. Thanks for dealing with me I really appreciate it.
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    Socket 1150 (the motherboard "mobo") is the one you need for the i5 4670K, let me know your current build and total price and then i can tweak it for you :)
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