I'd like to ask your help as a first-time builder. I've chosen some parts and would like feedback before I make the big purchase. I see lots of posts asking for 60fps on games, that doesn't matter too much to me. I'd take 30 even.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: 850 After Rebates; After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: AutoCAD Civil 3D, gaming, watching videos, menial tasks
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: Everything
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything in Canada (newegg, ncix, memory express, tiger direct)
Location: Richmond, BC, Canada (Beside Vancouver)
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, possibly larger later or additional monitor
Additional Comments: Doesn't have to look good. No specific games, but newer 3d ones on medium would be nice. AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit will be used.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My poor old DV6-3134ca laptop is dying (constant blue screens related to video card) and it doesn't run things as well as I would like it to. I can finally afford to upgrade.
Parts I have selected at http://pcpartpicker.com/user/chintapop/saved/3ahS: