APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: No rush, however most likely to be purchasing it within this week
BUDGET RANGE: Hopefully under 1000 with tax excluding OS, monitor and mouse/keyboard/speakers (so that is around 900 before tax) and will buy a new LCD screen
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I watch a lot of HD videos(movies and tv shows), mild gaming (Warcraft3, starcraft), and web browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I am not sure but I think Canadian ones will be more convenient?
PARTS PREFERENCES: I am hoping for a 24LED monitor so whatever parts work well with them. No preference for brand pretty much as long as they do their job and last long.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe if it is easy, again first time building it so I am really hopeless at this.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Does not matter
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 monitors are popular nowadays? I am not sure.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: If you guys could suggest a good LED monitor, that'd be great too.
Also, I am planning on upgrading this same desktop once Starcraft2 and Diablo3 come out; I was thinking that getting a good CPU&mobo and two less expensive graphic card would last me for now, and as well as will help me save some money when upgrading as I will need to just upgrade to better graphics card once those games come out. I do not mind paying extra 10~15% for extra boost on my computer, but I don't think that's necessary because W3 is not a demanding game.
Is the monitor part of the budget, or is the cost of that separate?
It's going to be really hard to build for 2 games that haven't had release dates announced or specs released on that budget. The best we're going to be able to do is give you the best gaming build and hope it stands up or that you can afford to upgrade it once the games come out.
As far as sites, I'm in the US, so I don't know about Canadian ones other than Newegg.ca. So that's what I'll use.