*EDIT* Waiting a bit longer suggested by dirtmountain. Will bump the topic up later when I am ready!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing a week or two
BUDGET RANGE: US$700-800ish
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I'd prefer an Intel CPU
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe in a few years not right now
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in a few years, but most likely not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680 x 1050)
My current computer is a 6+ year old Sony Vaio and I need a new computer to keep up with the new and upcoming games! I'm a little scared to build the computer but I read a lot of tutorials and saw various videos on youtube, that combined with the manuals that will come with the parts I feel like I should beable to do it!
*EDIT* I'd be at fault if i didn't mention that in just 2 or 3 weeks the new Intel CPUs on the LGA1156 socket will be out. The i5 750 and a cheaper P55 would only add a bit to your budget, will probably perform better and won't stick you with the basically dead LGA775 platform.