Hello all, after lurking for quite a while I have decided to take the plunge and attempt to build my first pc. I am mainly going to be using it for general home office work (Excel, Word, etc.) web surfing and some CAD work that I bring home. I'm a civil engineer and most of the CAD work that I will be doing is 2D stuff. I don't do much gaming but what gaming I am interested in is CIV IV and similar, not much FPS. I have a copy and license for MS Office and w ill be using Draftsight or similar for the CAD work. I hope this is enough info for you experts to point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance for all your help.
Approximate Purchase Date: 1 -2 weeks
Budget Range: $500 - $750 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 2D CAD, Home Office, Light Gaming (CIV IV, etc.), Web Surfing
Parts Not Required: I need all parts including keyboard, mouse and monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: No Preference
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: ?
Additional Comments: I would prefer a system that can be further upgraded as needed.