Hello, and thanks for any help in advance.
Budget: No more than $300 U.S.
There is a tigerdirect.com where I live
The main problem is this. I have an older ~ 7 year old pc that I upgraded from, all new parts, and I now am using this pc for my kids. The problem is that it randomly shuts down. So instead of trying to figure out which individual part is faulty I'd rather just buy new parts as the system I currently have limits the amount of ram, and I want something a bit new and a bit faster for them.
Parts I Have: monitor, keyboard, mouse, hard drive, video card: Evga gtx 460SE (ran this is my new system and works flawlessly), Have a case but may consider upgrading for better cooling solutions if the price is right.
I plan to use this for my kids mainly, gaming: minecraft, portal 2, TF2, skyrim. I also plan to use the system for programming. The operating system is Ubuntu 13.04.
I don't plan on overclocking
I don't plan to watercool
No BTC mining
For Gaming: We play games at 1920x1080, I want a system that will perform good and play most new games on at least medium settings. I understand that most of the work is going to be limited by the graphics card. I don't plan on buying a new one, but if the budget is right will consider an AMD APU if it will outperform.
The main parts that I plan to replace are the CPU, Motherboard, RAM and PSU, maybe the case. When it comes to motherboards I am particular on the brand, MSI and ASUS, I doubt there is an EVGA board within the budget but I include them as well. For PSU I'm looking for something 80+ bronze or above.
Again, thanks in advance