Approximate Purchase Date: In the next month or so
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $400 or $450 before Rebates + After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching Movies, Browsing Internet, Light Gaming
Parts Not Required: PSU - Don't need to use it in the build but I have it. I know it gets a lot of hate because it is a relabeled 400w. Haven't completely tested it if it works yet, but I'm 90% it does. Operating System. Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, if another site I'd like to buy all parts from the same site.
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: AMD, however that's an obvious at this price point.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900 (Resolutions always mess me up, not going to be more than 1080p. I'm not very picky with screens. This is coming from someone who's currently using a 15'' CRT.
Need all parts besides Operating System and PSU, however I know how flaky the PSU I have is so if you want to include one that's ok. Also, "Everything" entails Keyboard and Mouse. Going to buy a Monitor with speakers in a retail store (Something in the $100 range). That's not included in the price recommendation.
Also, this is the first time I'm buying anything online, and the first time I'm building so I don't really trust anyone besides Newegg and I'm realy hesitant because I don't want anything to be damaged / DoA.
^ Gaming doesn't need any more than 2 cores. Any more than 3 is a luxury that budget gamers can ill afford. Most games are bottle-necked by GPU's, so spending the extra on that makes more sense rather than splurging unnecessarily on the CPU.