Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next 3 weeks
Budget Range: I would like to spend less than 1000$ - 1200$ (less is obvious quite alright with me)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, school work
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: I'd like to make a brand new pc
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (I'm a student and I know I can get a windows 7 for 65$)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com (only because it's the only site I really know)
Location: Madison, WI, USA
Parts Preferences:I don't really have a preference because I don't know the brands to well
Your Monitor Resolution:1680x1050
I would like to be able to play Skyrim on high settings. I would also like to be able to play a game like Starcraft while watching a video on my second monitor if that's possible.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current pc is pretty outdated, it has trouble running new games well.
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.
-My friend threw together a build for me but he said he wasn't sure if it was a good built for what I was looking for, and that I might be able to get a cheaper build that could do what I wanted. So here is what he recommended to me: