I built my current desktop in 2006 just before going off to college. Sadly, it sat in storage for many years and I find that it has trouble running just about anything these days Any advice I could solicit in my qyest for a budget minded gaming desktop build would be much appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP/This week
Budget Range: ~$700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming video
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, graphics card, HD, case, PSU
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I've used Newegg in the past without issue
Location: Dallas, TX (next to several Fry's)
Parts Preferences: I've been out of the loop for a long time. I really have no idea.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: I'm using an Olevia LCD HDTV (226-T11), I understand it has a max resolution of 1360 x 768
Additional Comments: I'd like to continue playing Team Fortress 2 & League of Legends (preferably above my current ~15 fps, all low settings). Would love to play Diablo III.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current desktop is six years old and struggles mightily to run the games I play with my buddies at reasonable frame rates.