I was wondering if anyone could help me with a build. This is my first time building a pc. I've been doing a little bit of research when I've been able to find the time to, but it still seems pretty overwhelming. I would really appreciate a recommended build. If possible, if you could also explain why you've recommended the parts that you've chosen, that would also be appreciated as I wish to learn from this experience as well.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week
Budget Range: Between $500-$600
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming (Minecraft, LoL, Orcs Must Die 2, Left 4 Dead 2, etc.), followed by school, watching videos/movies, surfing the web.
Are you buying a monitor: No.
Parts to Upgrade: All of them, I need a whole build.
Do you need to buy OS: No.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that offers the best prices AND ships to Canada.
Location: Canada, specifically Ottawa, Ontario.
Parts Preferences: None, whatever would be best!
Overclocking: No, unless you recommend it?
SLI or Crossfire: No.
Additional Comments: As stated above, the main purpose is gaming. However, I usually do not tend to play the most graphically intensive games (as can be seen from the short game list). That being said, if it is possible with this budget, I would like to have the option to play newer games with at least decent settings if I choose to in the future. Also, if possible with this budget, I would like to leave room for future upgrades as well.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've been using the same old computer for about 5 or so years now, and it's starting to die on me. It has definitely run its course and I am looking to build a new system to replace it.
Thank you in advance to anyone willing to help me! Especially since I am still quite new to this. If there are any more questions I could answer in order to be of more help I would be more than willing to do so.