APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a few days - Cash in hand (need the advice first ;o)
BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200 Canadian Funds
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (WoW, TF2), surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Operating system
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ncix.com, directcanada.com, newegg.ca
PARTS PREFERENCES: No CPU Preference. Min. 22" Monitor. Nvidia > ATI(But you tell me which is better)
OVERCLOCKING: Yes please.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Prefer one good card for now so I can SLI/Crossfire in the future.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have not had a decent machine for many years now. To give you an idea, I am running an Athlon XP2600+ with 512 megs of ram on a 80gig ATA100 harddrive, Geforce TI4600. I'm tired of playing the only two games I play at extremely low resolutions/FPS.
Please keep in mind I need absolutely everything. speakers, Mouse and keyboard too, mine are 10+ years old.
I don't have a preference for CPU but I've always heard good things about the overclockability of an Intel chip.
The reason for e5200 and 9800gtx+ is because there is no need to have e8400 or gtx275 just for wow or tf2.
Total (excluding mouse,keyboard,etc) : $612.69 The other half grand you can spend on a monitor,mouse and keyboard while having spending only about 900$ total excluding tax and shipping