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I've got $1,200 and I want to build a gaming computer. If that amount isn't enough for the outline I've written below I can easily wait a couple of weeks and add several hundred dollars to the budget.
What I'm looking to use the computer for is primarily mmo's. I want to be able to turn graphics to full on most things I play in the next several years. (I know it wont be possible on everything.) GW2 I want to be able to turn to full graphics for certain. I may also play some more graphicly intensive single player games in the future (Elder Scrolls, etc) and I'd like to have graphics on those things set to max if possible.
If anyone can help me put together a parts list in this budget I'd greatly appreciate it. Here's the basic outline of what I'm shopping for:
-----Solid State Drive (240gb minimum)
-----2TB Internal Hard Drive
-----Motherboard (Must have at least 4 RAM slots)
-----CPU (Preferably Quad Core)
-----Graphics Card (Second number must be a 9 or at least an 8, third number preferably a 7+)
-----Fans / Heatsink
-----Case (With minimum of 2 expansion bays, partial transparency so I can rig LEDs inside)
As for peripherals all I need right now is a surge protector, and that can be tacked on top of the $1,200.
Also while I'm at it, I do plan on buying a monitor in the next few weeks. I don't really understand the differences between monitors. Will I be okay buying one of the $300 27" monitors listed at http://www.squidoo.com/gaming-monitors?