System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, must be able to handle the Sandbox games coming out in '13,'14.
Are you buying a monitor: No.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7/8, cheapest available option).
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Tigerdirect (anything cheap with delivery in less than a week and Canadian).
Location: Canada, less than an hour from Toronto.
Parts Preferences: Intel over AMD. Hyperthreading not necessary.
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Your Monitor Resolution: Will buy 1600x1200 at a later time.
Additional Comments: Case aesthetics does not matter, cheaper is better as long as everything fits with room to spare.
Rig should be relatively quiet.
Ethernet-cord Internet is what I will use 99% of the time, but if someone could recommend a network card that I can buy at a later time, I would appreciate it. Do not incorporate it into the budget.
Why Are You Upgrading: Currently gaming on a university issued laptop and it's driving me insane. Saved up to build a gaming rig, this laptop becomes a word processor.
It doesn't affect the system at all, the case just doesn't have a usb 3.0 port in the front, i don't now if you're going to need one, it has two usb 2.0, unless you have a device that really takes advantage of the bandwidth of usb 3.0, it's not needed, besides, the motherboard got four usb 3.0 in the back.
Here's the list with the monitor : http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Cvqk