Looking To Build Gaming Rig!

Current Laptop Specs :

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

System Manufacturer : Acer

Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300 (2CPUs), ~2.0GHz

Memory : 4096MB RAM

So I'm guessing due to AMD, my laptop is complete garbage. Is there any way I could possibly fix my laptop? Let me know.


As for a new computer...

Approximate Purchase Date: Couple Months...

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording, Editing.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ,

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Overall good gaming computer, that won't break or overheat over the years.

Let me know your ideas and thoughts below!
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    Here you go:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $224.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $39.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $90.99
    Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner - $15.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 - $149.99 ($15.00 MIR)

    Total: $836.92 - $25.00 MIR = $811.92
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