Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible, I'm ready to buy right away.
Budget Range: Under $500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Starcraft 2, WoW, very old games. Other than that, I use Visual Studio/Microsoft Office for school, and I surf the Internet.
Parts Not Required: No mouse, keyboard, or speakers. I'm also good on Windows 7.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, unless there's somewhere else that would be significantly cheaper.
Parts Preferences: I have no real preferences. I'd like to have a dual monitor setup for keeping my code in a separate space/browsing while gaming, but if that's not going to happen without upgrades, I can go without. If the price of the second monitor itself would put me over my budget, I can live with that.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: No real preference/Don't know enough about it.
Additional Comments: To be totally honest, I'm not even sure where to start. I do, however, have pretty solid needs/wants. I only play pretty old games, and I would be happy with running Starcraft/WoW on subpar settings, as long as it runs smoothly.
I'm really not a hardware guy, so I'm having trouble picking parts. I'm not worried about upgrading, as I'm just looking for something to get me through the last couple years of college. I don't play any new/cutting edge games, so... I'm really not looking for anything too nice.
The CPU has integrated graphics which will easily handle all your needs. The ram is a bit pricey, but benchmarks have proven that it significantly improves the speed of the A8 processors and graphics. Did not know your hard drive requirements, so I just picked a good quality fast one. I normally do not recommend case/power supply combos, but Antec is the exception. Very good quality.