I plan to build me a new gaming/high-performance PC for Christmas. I wanted it to be Intel "i" based, and be around $900 for the first plan, and around $750 for the second plan. I have a pretty considerable knowledge of computers and its hardware (been messing around with them since 10, I am 18 now). But this is my first complete build, so I am looking for some advice.
I want to be able to play Bad Company 2 on pretty good settings.
Build 1, i5 Based, $900 budget. (Prices based on Newegg.com)