It seems that this community is very active and helpfull, so I ask your help for my new computer.
Approximate Purchase Date: in the next 2-3 weeks.
Budget Range: 500-600 after rebates.
System Usage: microsoft office works and pdf works, surfing the internet, gaming and basic photo editing , lets say 25% each.
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (I only have an 19 inch lcd of 1440x 900 but it will be enough for now), speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix (Canda)
Parts Preferences: I've always had Intel (my last rig was a core 2 duo) but i'm open to go with Amd.
Overclocking: I don't plan to do that, never had.
SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so.
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900, 19 inch samsung lcd. Basic but ok for now !
I also go an hdd from my core2 duo with original windows xp intall on . The hard disk is a seagate 7200.10 250gb. Can I reuse that one way or another ? I guess i must buy windows 7 , that drains 100$ on my budget.
I Like to play some game but i've also got a 360 for that. On my pc I like to play games like Civ 5, , Total war , left 4 dead 2 and I would like to play Diablo 3. If a game is too demanding and exist on console I will play it on that.
And last thing, i've decided to build it myself, for the pleasure of doing it, and save some money. Can anyone show me a good website on the subject ?