System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Designing, Music
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel unles the AMD is good/affordable
SLI or Crossfire:
Additional Comments: Im basically using this computer to A) Play Starcraft 2/WoW (decent settings) B) Use Photoshop, etc
I would use the amd processor because 1) it is more affordable than intel and 2) it has more features.
If you have a case already that is to your benefit. You will need a 600-750 watt psu that is crossfire ready.I have the amd radeon hd 4770 and I can run wow, starcraft, and cod on it max settings and no problems.
You should come back on December 1st and ask for help because that will be a new month with new specials and combos and we will be able to better fit your budget. If you'd like a general build suggestion let me know we can throw something together for now until you repost on dec. 1st
By the way, on black friday/cyber monday, you can probably build this computer for a lot less. Maybe have enough leftover to throw in an SSD to boot with. AND you may want to check out cyberpowerpc.com (they have 10% off sometimes and free shipping and free upgrades on cards, I've found SOMETIMES cheaper than newegg, and they put it together for you all nice and neat).
To alleviate any concerns you might have about running an SLi GTS 450 setup: Read this