BUDGET RANGE: $1,500 Before Rebates and Monitors. Would definitely like to spend less.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, Office products, photo & video editing, music, secondary tv, movies I have a 360, so I don't really game much on the computer other than some Flash based games on Facebook.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, & speakers)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com, but I also live near a Micro Center)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (US)
PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Intel Core i5 or i7)
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (the best I can get really)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've had my current computer for 5 years and it's just a single Pentium. It's super slow and it's time to upgrade. I'd like a machine that is great for watching tv, movies, doing photo and video editing. I also work a bit from home using the internet and have multiple large Excel and Word documents open at once. Oh, and I need 2 monitors - Preferably 20"). Not sure if I should get a Core i5 or an i7. Also, not sure about all the parts I would need, but I'll list below what I've gathered from reading other posts.