Budget Range: Looking for around $500, less than $600 preferably
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Programming, Surfing the web.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything except case and Optical Drive, I'm using a Cooler Master Elite 360 and some OD I had laying around.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com, Frys.com (They have some pretty low prices but idk if they're reliable)
Parts Preferences: If budget permits, an Intel i5 but I'd be cool with an AMD Quad Core. I was looking at the new GTX 650 ti since it's small and fairly powerful and cheap. Lastly, any 8gb of ram will suffice.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: I will be playing Guild Wars 2 mostly and maybe some Battlefield 3 (I also have a mouse and keyboard).
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm using a Gateway NV53 notebook from 2009 and it's not quite doing the job
Check out the new AMD APUs. They will save you money on a video card and can still play most of the games out there if you get a quad-core processor. It is certainly not the best graphics solution out there but it is cost effective and you can always upgrade to a full video card later.