APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this weekend, July 23-25, or the following week
BUDGET RANGE: 700-800, before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (World of Warcraft, Bad Company 2, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3), internet surfing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS (Windows 7), monitor, keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: I like AMD because of their value, also like CoolerMaster cases
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, will do if recommended
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC with as little LED's as possible. I am mainly looking for value while trying to get as much of the latest technology as possible; this includes SATA 6Gb/s, DDR3, DirectX 11, and possibly a USB 3.0 port. I would also like a hard drive with at least 1TB of space. I just want my PC to last.
This will be my fourth build, so this is nothing new to me. I've had a cheap case before, which is why I preferred a CoolerMaster case, but really any other reputable brand will work too.
Didn't include a case because it's probably better if you choose your own. The total for the above comes out to ~$710 before rebates but based on your preferences that shouldn't be more than 50 bucks really.
Eh, the memory I put in is a little better and IMO the 1GB 460 is definitely worth the $30 over the 768mb but it's up to him if he thinks the extra money would be worth it. But I also didn't put a case because I'm not sure what he would like. He stated cooler master and there's one on newegg for 39.99 after a code with a $10 MIR.