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 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 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 SolvedMy first build with final purchase this coming Tuesday Forum SolvedFirst time picking parts. Looking to purchase ASAP (Today?) Feedback is appreciated! :) Forum We just purchased mine craft on the computer for our son. First we had to buy mo Forum Solvedwhat is the best amd fx-series processor i could upgrade to if i were to purchase this computer? Forum SolvedWorried about first time purchase. Forum SolvedLooking to purchase a laptop for the first time. Forum Need help! First computer build, after years of Dell purchases... Forum SolvedPlaystation 3 Bundle help,First ever purchase... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !