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) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need help with first computer purchase Forum First Build!! Ready to purchase parts tonight! UPDATED List! Forum Advice on first computer purchase Forum Is this a good first build? Want to know before I purchase Forum First build need final advise before purchase Forum $1000 First Build Need Criticism/Opinions Before Purchase Forum Need advice on first HDTV purchase Forum First purchase need help Forum First Build, $1000 Budget, Trying to purchase ASAP Forum MY FIRST BUILD. ANY SUGGESTIONS B4 I PURCHASE THESE PRODUCTS TONIGHT? Forum Need help! First computer build, after years of Dell purchases... Forum Final Check Before First Purchase Forum ABOUT TO PURCHASE FIRST BUILD! Will this all work? Forum Is this gaming PC okay? Forum My computer crashes a few minutes into a game Forum [Solved] First home build, no signal to monitor Forum First build! I need advice Forum $1200 build from AVA Direct a good idea? Forum [Solved] First build 800$ budget Forum First $700 Budget Gaming Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !