First time builder

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime in the next month or two

Budget Range: $900 - $1100 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, internet browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but do not include in the price, will have a Hp w1907 screen as a second screen

Parts to Upgrade: full computer build.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: probably www.newegg.ca

Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Parts Preferences: at least 8gbs of ram, 1tb harddrive

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Id want to run a monitor with 1920x1080 resolution

Additional Comments: I don't really know too much about computer parts so I was just hoping to get a build that will work well for playing WoW on.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer has been having really bad performance issues just because of it being old.

current specs:
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ 2.60 Ghz
Installed Memory (Ram): 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.28 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $820.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 23:14 EST-0500)

    leaves room for SSD and anything else

    btw are you sure going with amd cpu?
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.28 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $820.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 23:14 EST-0500)

    leaves room for SSD and anything else

    btw are you sure going with amd cpu?

    not completely sure on going with amd no
  3. Here you go.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.85 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.72 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($105.28 @ DirectCanada)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ NCIX)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($144.10 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1032.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 23:25 EST-0500)
  4. you still can still get a amd video card. you really should get an intel cpu if you can afford it which you can with your budget.
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