Re: PC Gaming
I bought my PC about 2.5 years ago? I can't remember exactly. Paid a total of around $1400 (including tax and everything) and I still play all games maxed out in quality. I haven't upgraded anything yet. The Witcher 2 ran incredibly well for me.
I was out of the PC components loop for a while too but there's great forums around that will help with your choices. I bought from NCIX here in Canada and they charge an extra $50 to build your PC after you pick all your parts which I was happy to pay.