So I'm a first time builder and don't have a ton of knowledge when it comes to a lot of this stuff and I'm a little cautious as far as not completely understanding how to know which components are compatible with others. I would really appreciate any help/advice you might be able to offer! Also, I'm starting with nothing so I will be needing to purchase everything, except for possibly the OS.
The main reason I'm buying a PC is to play Guild Wars 2, a Massive-Multiplayer-Online-Role-Playing Game. My Macbook Pro worked well enough for GW1 using Crossover, but I'm unsure that it could handle GW2. Furthermore, GW2 is still unsupported by Crossover.
On to the details..
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Within 3-4 weeks
Budget Range: preferably $600-750
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Web surfing
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I would like to buy a monitor on the larger end that supports 1920x1080 res
Parts to Upgrade: N/A
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, I believe the "minimum" is XP, does that mean Windows 7 or 8 would work?
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: Just outside of New York City
Parts Preferences: N/A
Overclocking: Yes, although I'm not sure how to do so
SLI or Crossfire: I don't know much about this, but I'm assuming it isn't going to be necessary unless I were wanting a much badder gaming pc
Your Monitor Resolution: Looking to buy a 1920x1080 res monitor
Additional Comments: Guess I jumped the gun on this section, additional comments above
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: N/A
Thank you for taking the time to check this out and for any help you might be able to provide!