Help me purchase a mid-range desktop that plays games besides solitaire and minesweeper.
My current budget laptop seems to be steadily going downhill as time passes, so I'm looking for a affordable replacement. I'm looking for suggestions for a complete PC set-up. My knowledge for building computers is basic, so I'd like to be able to purchase one instead of completely building one from the ground up.
OS: Windows 7
Primary Use: Classwork/ light graphic editing/ general multimedia
Secondary: I'm not much of a PC gamer due to time/money limits but here's a quick example of a game
I play time to time. I'd like it if I could play at Max settings but normal settings is fine with me. Right now, I'm running lowest settings.
I have a Steam Account but a majority of the games are unplayable due to my laptop. I'm not looking for HQ settings or anything extreme for any recently released games.
Budget: $1000 ~ $1500 (Less is better, but this is tentative)
Monitor: I'm not really a fan of widescreen monitors. I'd prefer a 4:3 size if they're still available. I'm currently using dual monitors with a very old PC monitor.
Thank you in advance.