I have never built a computer, so I am in desperate need of help.
Approximate Purchase Date: July 1st
Budget Range: $1300 before shipping and monitor
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies/Videos (Mostly play the sims 3, with all expansion and stuff packs, and Guild Wars 2 atm) Do a lot of Skyping too if that matters.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Not reusing anything
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: Hartland, WI in USA
Parts Preferences: Whatever is geared towards gaming
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Purchasing one, not sure what's best at a reasonable price.
Additional Comments: I will need to put windows on this, I play sims 3 and Guild Wars 2, but will probably add another game or two within the next year...will have the same specs as the sims and gw2 though. I will buy a monitor, but am open to suggestions for those and haven't decided on a price I want to spend.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've always bought computers off the shelf and I've no clue how to switch things out on them. I have a friend who will assemble at the end of July when they come back from the army, but I need to pick everything out to have here by then and I really have no clue what I all need to get to put together a system that works and will support my games. So basically I'm asking you to choose a computer build for me.....Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I really have no clue what I'm doing here.