APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) 600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, Word Processing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: None really
OVERCLOCKING: Possible, have never done it but open to the possibility.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
My wife has given me the green light to upgrade my current system. I have 600 bucks to spend so I'm looking for the good advice on what to purchase (note anything less than 600 would be brownie points). I have never "built" my own system but am comfortable working with computer parts and such, so I don't anticipate it being a problem. I do not know how to determine if a motherboard is compatiable with a processor/power supply or anything else. As for gaming, I don't need something that runs Crysis at 90fps. I'm looking for Dragon Age, 50 fps, settings better than low.
I'm asking for help or maybe just a link to a build someone has already designed. I've looked thru the forums and seen various listings but not really much commentary on whether the build is "good" or "stupid".