Budget Range: $600-$800 it's a graduation present so anything higher requires lots of convincing
System Usage from Most to Least Important: moderate gaming, watching videos, all around computer
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, something cheap
Parts to Upgrade: Everything (CPU, MOBO, GPU, PSU, Case, fans/heatsinks, Disc-Drive, HDD, speakers, RAM)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (windows 7)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg is my favorite so far but if i can get linked to other stuff I don't care.
Location: New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, everything else is whatever
Overclocking: Yes if possible
SLI or Crossfire: Would consider if it's way better/within the budget
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: If possible I'd like this to be able to last 2 years without needing to be upgraded, and I'll be taking it to my dorm so something that isn't gonna need tons of tech repair and such.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'd like to get a desktop rather than a laptop for once
Thank you very much that looks better than anything I've come up with thus far. Just to double check, it's all compatible and comes with everything I need to put it together & get it running? (besides mentioned keyboard, mouse, & speakers)
The reason for the MOBO change is that the one first recommended has recently had terrible reviews, and my replacement not only doesn't seem to have bad reviews yet and is newer, but has a 3 year limited warranty rather than a 1 year