APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 Weeks (I understand prices may very and by then a deal may appear)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Primary use for gaming/cd burning/surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor/Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, amazon.com, tigerdirect.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference on anything
OVERCLOCKING: Possible future (after warranty)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 depending on the game
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need windows 7 or vista, case needs to be cool, would like to run most new games on high settings or medium with AA and ASF
PRICE RANGE: 600-900 US Dollars
As for building the system I had a friend say he used this website and everyone who posted helped him in some way so I'm looking for someone who can help me choose the right parts for a mediocre-good gaming pc.
I have been searching around newegg/tiger on my own finding things that seem like a good value but I don't exactly know compatibilities of MB/CPU/RAM all that well and don't exactly know what constitutes as a "good" GPU for CoD: MW2/BFBC2, etc.
In your price range, your going to be looking at either a P55 build (i5-750) or AM3 build (PII X4 955).
In both cases, I'd recommend 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 RAM running 1333MHz or 1600MHz with a CL of 7 or 8 (preferably G Skill or Corsair); an HD 5850 (or 5770 if budget demands); a 500GB or 1TB Samsung Spintpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12; pretty much any $60-120 case from Antec, Lian Li, or CoolerMaster; and a 500-800W PSU from Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, or XFX. For the PSU, look in the 500-600W range if you aren't considering CF/SLI as a future upgrade, 700-800W if you are. This is a pretty standard formula for a solid $700-1000 gaming rig. I'd be more specific, but personal preference should and will be a factor in choosing parts.