Approximate Purchase Date: Month or so
Budget Range: $1200 to $1400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Arma 2 with dayz, then ARma 3 and SimCity 2013
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Need all parts except keyboard, mouse and speakers
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, prefer windows 7
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon, whoever is reliable
Location: South eastern Virginia
Parts Preferences: intel cpu and nvidia gpu
SLI or Crossfire: Probably in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: Prefer 1920x1080 or 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Making the switch to PC gaming.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a pc that can play Arma 2 well. Don't need super ultra settings. Would like it to play some of the games coming this spring, namely SimCity 2013 and Arma 3.
Thank you to everyone who helps. A friend is going to help me build it. And if you want to include a decent headset with a mike that would be cool. Thank you again.
Oh yeah, I don't need a very big hard drive. 500gb would probably do me well. My 10 year old computer has only used up like 60 gb. And if we could squeeze an ssd in that would be awesome.
You dont need a K series processor without an aftermarket cooler. Get a hyper 212 Evo with the build. You surely need a better and bigger monitor if you are getting the GTX 670 because you don't want to miss the gaming experience. Get atleast a 24". You can get the corsair 300r which is less than 70" and good airflow as well. SSD can be considered optional. 1 TB HDD is useful. RAM with big heat sinks can have clearance issues with air coolers. Other parts are good. Modular power supply can keep your PC neat if you can spend in extra cash