APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month.
BUDGET RANGE:-$850CAD After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing, Movies (Watching) Very minor picture and video(camera 640x320 videos) editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video Card (XFX 5850) Power Supply (hec XPOWER780]http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339036]hec XPOWER780) 600W Continuous and OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.NewEgg.ca/
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Fanboy
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have grown accustom to 1920x1080.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I currently have an MSI-790X-G45 Motherboard, Athlon II X2 250 Regor @ 3.510GHz, 6GB DDR3 PC3 8500 (1066) RAM @ 1200, XFX 5850 1GB, WD Caviar Blue 320GB HDD, SAMSUNG something or other DVD/ CD Drive all being displayed on a Hanns G 23" 1920x1080 monitor. Hard drive size is no real issue, I have a few External Hard Drives (640GB, 1TB, 1.5TB) This will go with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
This will be my second Build and I would like to get the best out of what I do. Games I play: Battlefield 2+ Expansions, Call of Duty series (exempting MW2)
The processor I was looking at was the X3 720 BE, but any other suggestions would be appreciated. I was also looking at an Apevia case with a 25cm fan on the side panel, which I liked.
So if all you need is CPU, MOBO, Ram then I would recommend Intel Core i5 750 as the best bang for the buck gaming CPU out there right now. It also happens to be what I just built. HT you get in the i7 series doesn't help much with gaming. And if you are comfortable overclocking it's even more valuable of a CPU.
That should also leave you budge for other peripherals and a decent aftermarket cooler.
If you prefer newegg, if you have the time you want to wait around for deals and combos. When I bought mine about 2 weeks ago I got the Core i5 750 combo'd with the Asus P7P55D-E pro board shipped for 365 for example.