So I've had this same Laptop since Jan 2006 and it has served me very well (believe it or not the biggest issue I have now is a lack of HD space!) This year I got a good job and tomorrow I have a modest Christmas bonus coming in.
I would like to use it to buy a computer with the following things in mind:
I only want something for the next year. I plan on purchasing another one in early 2013.
My budget is 750-900 dollars, monitor included.
I would like to play WoW, SWTOR, SC2, D3 and possibly CoD:MW3, Civ5 and a few other games. I would like to play at 30+ FPS on medium to high settings, not necessarily the highest.
I would like a 21+ inch monitor.
I would like an SSD and an HD if possible. I would like to be able to reuse the SSD for my next purchase.
The only thing I can reasonably reuse now is my mouse.
I live in Orange County, CA, USA.
The last time I built my own computer was 10-11 years ago when I was still in college o.O
Thanks in advance!