System usage from most to least important: Gaming, online business, watching movies, surfing internet.
Buying a monitor: No.
Parts to upgrade: I have a Powork PW-650 (Red-X), a 500GB Western Digital Caviar (old) and a 320GB Western Digital Caviar (old), I also have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Location: Rockford Illinois, United States
SLI or CrossfireX: maybe
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1200
Additional comments: My preferences include MSI, Intel, and Nvidia. I don't think I need an SSD, and I know I don't need to be able to write CDs. I don't need a lot of storage space. Is it possible to include a plug & play water cooling system like the Corsair H100? Also, I would like to be able to play Blu Rays. Micro ATX and Mini ITX is OK. And I will be buying headphones, I already have external speakers with sub-woofer.
I tried to put together a decent system as follows:
(all prices listed are from Amazon)
The price variations will change everything it's pointless to recommend any parts.
Except the i5-3570k which will be at the same price.
I don't recommend going with a h100 , if you want closed loop watercooling there are better ones, and that cooler is old...see this : http://www.techpowerup.com/178916/Corsair-Introduces-th...
Till april you probably could afford one of those.
What i can say is this, a cheaper psu with 550w-600w from brands like antec, corsair,xfx,seasonic, pc power and cooling,rosewill(hive,capstone).
A cheap cooler like the hyper 212 evo, the price probably will not vary much.
Drop the bluray drive, get a dvd drive when you're gonna buy the parts, any dvd drive will do, get the cheapest.
Choose a case from corsair, antec, cooler master, nzxt for 60$.
Get a cheaper mobo when the times comes no more than 140$.