Soon I will be given $500 towards a new computer, and I can add to that as I please. So my price range is 500 through possibly 1000, but I doubt I'll add another of my own 500 hard-earned dollars. 700-800 is more realistic, though I could maybe push it to 900-1000 depending on how much of a deal I can get.
The machine will be a desktop, and I am going to use it mostly for gaming. (Also for college, but that doesn't require a great computer like gaming does.)
So if it's going to be gaming than I figure that I need to prioritize 3 big things (correct me if I'm wrong anywhere along here): RAM, graphics card, processor.
I don't mean to be totally useless and just ask for someone to do it for me (but it'd be nice!), so even just advice on where to start would be great.