System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, multitasking (game, itunes, skype, chrome)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything excluding optical drive and accessories (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.)
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything in the U.S.
Location: Laramie, Wyoming, U.S.
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional Comments: I play a variety of games like Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Guild Wars 2, etc. I won't be doing any video editing or other intensive tasks like that.
Why I Am Upgrading: My current computer is 4 years old and is starting to have trouble running newer games like Orcs Must Die! 2 and Quantum Conundrum, let alone any future releases I plan on picking up like Dishonored.
I wasn't quite sure what to look for in a motherboard or power supply so I just took some from other forum posts around my budget range. If there are cheaper alternatives that will still meet my needs then I would love to hear about them!