APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully before my birthday, which is in five days.
BUDGET RANGE: Approximately $700. There's a little bit of wiggle room, but not much.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, sound card, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I'm a newegg user, but I'm open to whatever can get me the best price.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States, Alabama.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like an i5, based on what I've heard on performance over AMD, but I'm open to anything that can run Crysis/Fallout 3/L4D2 on high. If it's not possible to fit an i5 into the budget, I'm totally okay with that.
OVERCLOCKING: I don't have any experience doing it, so probably not.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'm assuming this means native resolution, which is 1280 by 1024.
The PSU is probably way more than you'll need, but because of rebates and the combo deal, it's essentially costing you $10 over the case, and is the same money as say a cheaper antec 300 and cheap PSU.
The Barracuda is same size and price for worse performance than the samsung.
No idea which ram set you want, there are several with those specs. Put timings or a link. EIther way, they all have worse timings than the ripjaws. Timings are the most important factor in memory speed with AMD architecture.
This was just something someone suggested to me, that's why I was asking for critique. It's slightly cheaper on the whole(two of those rebates have disappeared, leaving me with an extra cost that I can't handle right now) but I didn't want to make any purchases without consulting someone who knew more than I did. I'm unfortunately very green when it comes to building a computer, and parts in general, so any advice you're willing to give is much appreciated.