BUDGET RANGE: max $1000 CDN after tax, shipping and rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (starcraft 2), downloading, school work (maybe AutoCad), internet surfing etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything except speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca (note the .ca, I'm canadian)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: was thinking an AMD CPU, but I'm open to all suggestions, see my build below
OVERCLOCKING: never have and don't know how to, but I would consider it
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not sure what these are so probably not
MONITOR RESOLUTION: probably 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This will the be the first computer I've built so I'm obviously pretty new to all this but I have done a lot of research and have learned a lot already. Pretty much I'm looking to build a new gaming computer that will be suited to play Starcraft 2 on really good settings, but it doesn't have to be an over the top powerful gaming computer either because I do most of my gaming on my Xbox 360, and is fairly future ready as I would like it to last a long time. It will also be used for some downloading such as torrents, and school work. I'm a civil engineering student so it would be nice if it could run AutoCad, but that's not my main concern as I have access to lots of computers at school for that. I'm canadian so it would be nice if parts could be suggested from newegg.ca, here is a build I've made that comes in at $940.52 CDN after rebates, shipping, and taxes. Any advice about this build or suggestions on how it could be improved would be much appreciated, thanks for the help.
I'm also kinda new to using forums and I think I may have posted those links wrong, when I click on them the newegg.ca main page opens, not the specific product page. If i hold ctrl and click on them they work properly though.
This comes in a bit more expensive at $1050 CDN but I think I made some good upgrades, any advice on this? The thing I'm really not sure about is the video card, these are two other options if you think either of these would be better: