APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Christmas Holidays (December 24-31) BUDGET RANGE: $800-1500 CAD (preferrably below $1500 dollars, don't give me thousands of bills right at the maximum, the more value the build has, the better.) Before / After Rebates : N/A
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Heavy Gaming, Surfing the Internet, Watching movies, Photoshop
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: The only part not required is a mouse, I currently have a generic DELL mouse, which will serve my purposes fine.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.com (Canadian) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like the best "bang for your buck" parts. This usually means: AMD CPU, ATI video card, etc.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Preferrably 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 if possible. If you find another monitor with better value that is not this resolution, go ahead.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this computer to look attractive, although it's not a necessity. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Prices may be cheaper when I buy this due to Boxing Day sales. The computer does not need to be quiet, the guns will be blazing anyways. I am also considering buying a prebuilt computer, as I have no experience building computers at all.
Some E-tailers often have great deals just before/after Christmas. In some case such as the 5xxx series of ATI graphic cards more availability and the initial surge of buying a new release will cause prices to drop a bit. Keep an eye out for great deals. Also check www.canadacomputers.com for good prices and deals in your area.