APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Preferably within this month
BUDGET RANGE: <$700 before rebates but including shipping and tax (Can go higher if some parts are not suitable)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the net, Photoshop and other basic stuff
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Have monitor, mouse, keyboard, monitor and speaker. OS not required
WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Preferably Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Los Angeles, California
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Asus monitor with max 1920x1080
For Gaming, I'm going to go for Crysis at low quality, Fallout 3, GTA 4, Mirror's Edge, Far Cry 2, Prototype, Saints Row 2 etc.
LITE-ON 24X CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS324-08 - Retail @ @31.99
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive @ $54.99
I would ditch the Rosewill PSU. Rosewill PSU's are generally crap. The Green line looks like a step in the right direction, but I would still avoid them. The Antec 300 Illusion has free shipping right now.
I don't have a preference between Intel and AMD. I just pick what gives the best performance for the price. The mid-upper range completely belongs to Intel, but there are lower-end builds where AMD makes sense.