Sorry I have such vague specifications but lately computer technology has gotten hard to keep up with.. Pretty much just looking for a good and reliable/stable gaming rig that can handle decent games at max graphics (don't need to run crysis at max lol)..
Phenom is the best value for money right now and why_me's build makes a lot of sense .
The one change I would make is to use this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
cpu and mb combo instead
The mb is full ATX , and has better chipsets that allow more stable over clocking . The 750 south bridge chip is particularly important for OC'ing Phenom
As a bonus its also $35 cheaper .
Try this this build. I know it's a little more expensive, but you should see a little bit more power, it should OC further, and you'll have a board that will last you longer because it is an AM3 board. It is more expensive, but I feel it would be worth it to take this path and then hold off on the monitor for a paycheck or two depending on your situation.