I've had my laptop for about six years now, and it's high time I upgraded. I want a desktop that can handle casual gaming (mostly emulators) and general home office-type things.
Approximate Purchase Date: within a few months
Budget Range: ~$1000 total (including OS, monitor, peripherals, etc.)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: casual gaming, home office
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything, I have to start completely from scratch
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, will be getting windows 7
Preferred Website(s) for parts: newegg/amazon
Parts Preferences: Western Digital for hard drive, no preference for anything else
I've never done anything like building a computer before, so any recommendations I can get will be much appreciated! I feel like I'm forgetting to mention something important, so let me know if I need to give more information about anything.
Okay, for casual gaming you wont be needing a high end GPU, however, if you prefer a big monitor screen youll probably wanto to play your games on full screen, so I recommend a med-end GPU. I'll make a list of what you should buy to get a good rig without breaking the budget!