First Computer Purchase Tags: New Build Monitors Systems Last response: December 25, 2012 12:30 PM in Systems Share Aitashi December 25, 2012 11:46:36 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week or two Budget Range: $1000-1200 before shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Are you buying a monitor: Maybe Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix.com Location: Pickering, Ontario Canada Parts Preferences: Not sure Overclocking: Not sure SLI or Crossfire: Not sure Your Monitor Resolution: My current monitor is 1600x900. I am thinking about getting a 1920x1080 and using my old one to dual. Additional Comments: I play lots of MMOs, currently playing Guild Wars 2. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer is about 4 years old. For most games it runs at minimal setting and less than optimal fps. As you can tell I am incredibly inexperienced, but I am willing to learn. If you could give me pointers and general info it would be greatly appreciated. More about : computer purchase butremor December 25, 2012 12:30:11 PM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX) Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.89 @ DirectCanada) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX) Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.21 @ NCIX) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Memory Express) Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.27 @ DirectCanada) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.99 @ Computer Valley) Total: $1109.30 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 09:29 EST-0500) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help with first computer purchase Forum Advice on first computer purchase Forum SolvedBuilding my first computer - A few questions before I make purchases Forum SolvedMy first gaming pc: Need educated feedback before I purchase. Forum SolvedI purchase a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate off the internet and it is 64 bit, which my computer says won't work on it. Is there a Forum SolvedDo some computers have a custom BIOS setting when first purchased? Forum SolvedDo some computers have a custom BIOS setting when first purchased? Forum SolvedHELP! First Time Laptop Purchase with Windows 8 Installed? Forum Solvedfirst build; about ready to purchase Forum SolvedSuggestions for First GFX Card Purchase Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build - Final thoughts/considerations before purchase Forum We just purchased mine craft on the computer for our son. First we had to buy mo Forum SolvedFirst Time Build! $1150 Budget, Would like to purchase today, advice please!! Forum SolvedFirst-time build, about to purchase and need some help! :D Forum Need help! First computer build, after years of Dell purchases... Forum SolvedMy first build with final purchase this coming Tuesday Forum SolvedFirst time picking parts. Looking to purchase ASAP (Today?) Feedback is appreciated! :) Forum SolvedWorried about first time purchase. Forum Solvedwhat is the best amd fx-series processor i could upgrade to if i were to purchase this computer? Forum SolvedLooking to purchase a laptop for the first time. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !