So I'm looking to build or buy a computer. From what I've gathered I'll probably get more bang for my buck if I build my own. I don't really know a whole lot about what I'm doing though. I'm looking to spend roughly around $600. I know I won't get anything outstanding for that price, which is fine, I just want something that can play games such as Skyrim and Guild Wars 2 fairly well. I'd appreciate some part and/or build suggestions.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
Budget Range: Between $500 and $600 before shipping, etc.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly light gaming such as the games I mentioned earlier
Are you buying a monitor: Yes but monitor is not included in this budget (suggestions also welcome)
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but also not included in this budget
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: No preference
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure
Additional Comments: Will be playing games such as Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, etc.
I do have a microcenter about 35 miles away.. I'd be willing to make the drive if it meant saving a decent amount of money. Thanks for the responses guys. As I mentioned, I don't have any experience building computers, so do you think I should even attempt building it, or should I try to find someone else to help me out?