My laptop seems to be on its last legs after serving me well for almost 4 years (power supply and screen died within a month of each other), so I am looking to buy a new desktop.
Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly buying some components next week, through to late March
Budget Range: $1200-$1400 CAD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Internet, Music, Video, Computer Graphics, Occasional 3D CAD and Gaming.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS, Sound Card, Speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX, Memory Express
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: Intel Processor, open to suggestions otherwise.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: >1680x1050
Additional Comments: Would like something quiet. Looking for a reasonably priced monitor with good colour accuracy (probably IPS panel). Monitor must be able to be put in portrait mode. Are there any cheaper IPS monitors with 16:10 aspect ratio?
I'm planning on buying parts as they come on sale for the next few weeks (starting next week) since I am going to have to wait for the fixed motherboards to come in stock anyway. I also don't require a monitor right away, since I have one already that I can use (not too long though, I miss my dual monitor setup).