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Building a gaming computer 800 - 1000 need help please

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December 29, 2012 11:27:14 PM

(Reposted in an easier to read format)

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few months (by buying parts each paycheck or so)

Budget Range: 800 - 1000 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, and surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Need to buy everything (Mouse, Keyboard,etc)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: TN,USA

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Maybe don't really know anything about it

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe don't really know anything about it

Additional Comments: Will I need to buy a soundcard? And should I get an optical drive that includes the capability to play Blu-ray?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Want a better gaming pc


The monitor I'm currently looking at purchasing is this: http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VE248H- [...] tag=vig-20
Any advice on this monitor or any other parts I should buy would be greatly appreciated.
December 30, 2012 7:55:03 AM

Heres a great piece of advice.
SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY IT ALL IN ONE SHOT.
Seriously
Just wait a little while.
Because in the time period, prices can lower and some new pieces of tech can come out.
Trust me.
Come back around about a week or so before buying; it really would be best.
And in the meantime, learn.
Read about tech when you get the chance.
Maybe you won't have to ask us on what you should buy because you'll know everything you need to! :D 
Best of luck my friend.
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