Finding a good gaming PC

Hey guys. Im a complete newbie when it comes to computers. I understand the basics, but i feel like I could use some help. Im looking to buy a gaming computer for 1200 dollars or less.

I have been looking at the cyberpower black pearl because I love the way it looks. Im not sure what components to get. I want to be able to play guild wars 2 on high or ultra in the WvWvW fights (hundreds of players on screen). My current laptop has a 5850 mobile radeon video card and a 1.6 GH i7 processor, 8 gb of ram, and its frames drops big time during the large fights even with almost everything on the lowest setting. I also would like for the computer to run all the current games like diablo 3, shogun 2, etc on the highest settings.

Im also hoping that the computer I get will be able to run some of the best games on at least decent settings for at least a couple years (2 to 3). I primarily will use this computer for gaming.

Im open to any suggestions on what computer I should get from any brand (im also curious if cyberpower is a good brand), deals that are going, and monitors because I need a new monitor.

Thank you sooooo much in advance :)
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  1. First of all, I'm gonna recommend building your own. There are plenty of youtube tutorials to help you along the way. It's very simple and you get more for your money. If you want links to tutorials, I will gladly post them.

    Try this parts list...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1092.88
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-10 22:25 EDT-0400)

    If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. :)
  2. Agree with Deus.... and with the $100 headroom you have get a decent SSD...
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