900-1300 Mid-range Gaming\Student

My old desktop died on me this morning, which I though was fitting since I was planning on replacing it anyway. I've never built a computer before and thought it would be a good experience.

Approximate Purchase Date: During this weekend, most likely Saturday.

Budget Range: $900-$1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: School, Gaming, Programming, internet surfing, Light photo editing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect, Newegg, Amazon.

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: No preference. I'm looking for a computer that can stay on all day.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments
: Need a wireless adapter. I have a TV as a monitor (Samsung 23" LCD HDTV 1080p 2333HD), hope it doesn't pose a problem.
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  1. Best answer

    The best you can get for $782.
    you can always get an ssd or get the new phenom ii x6.
  2. I like it!

    Thank you so much for the response. I think I'll go on ahead and get a dvd burner, probably the Lite-On 24x Burner What do you think?
  3. Best answer selected by caelyn816.
  4. Any dvd burner will do.
    Also thnx :]
  5. Yeah no problem. I'll let you know how the build goes (if you want). I've placed an order for the parts already should be here sometime next week. :)
  6. Good luck with the build remember if you want any help tom's hardware is open for your questions :].
  7. I would like to know this build goes? So you just went with mrhoshos advice and went with it ?
  8. I can keep you posted on the build process if you want. I'm in need of a computer that can handle my school work (word, excel, some programming) and light gaming; this build can handle it. Would you have suggested something different?
  9. Nope that build is fine. But I would of looked more into other options before dropping $800 on a computer.
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