APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ~4 months (Waiting to see MW2 system requirements.)
BUDGET RANGE - ~500 USD.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. This will become my gaming rig.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything will need to be bought.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Frys.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: I am an AMD/ATI lover, though I'm open to switching to Intel/Nvidia. I've been looking pretty hard at the Phenom X2 III 720. Also considering a Radeon 4770/4850 for the video card. I've been taking a look at the Silverstone Sugo SG05 case, and I've been hearing that it's a pretty good case for gaming with, and since I won't be taxing it too hard, it'll save a lot of desktop space and such.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Would depend on monitor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The current PC I'm running for gaming is an AMD 64 X2 4200+ Toledo on a Asus M2AVM mobo, with graphics from an old ATI X1600 Pro. So it's pretty obvious I'm more of a recreational gamer. I'm hoping to build it as a Mini-ITX system, but if there's enough reason not to, I'll go with a Mini-ATX. I've never OCed before, so I'm open to that as well.