I've been trying to decide what I really need in a computer lately and decided to just stick to the 360 for gaming and leave my computer to browsing, light gaming (i.e. CS:S), and music. I need a build that will be future proof for a couple of years until something life changing really comes out worthy of buying all while not going over my budget.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next few weeks
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Web browsing, Light gaming, music, anti-virus
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, Video card (8800 GS 384MB), PSU (PC Power and Cooling 370W), DVD Drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD processor, LED Fans with side windowed case
OVERCLOCKING: Not for now but possibly for the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: If possible triple or quad core
If you want to save a little, you could get this mobo cpu combo for $164, and get the RAM from your OP. DDR3 RAM currently doesn't have very many benefits in the low end, so you'd be better off with faster DDR2 for less money.