System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, xfire & steam in game text chat, skype to voice chat in game, kaspersky internet security, fraps recording, surfing the internet, watch HD movies/videos, homework, audio/video editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (local computer stores in Ottawa, Ontario: pccyber.com, canadacomputers.com), other
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: I would like nvidia because it has purevideo HD, physx & cuda.
Overclocking: Maybe only CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080-1920x1200
Additional Comments: I want to play World of Warcraft Cataclysm, Guild Wars 2, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Call of Duty 4, World at War, Modern Warfare 2 & Black Ops, Need for Speed Shift & Hot Pursuit, Mafia 2, Grand Theft Auto 4 & Episodes from Liberty City, Blur, Fear 2 & Battlefield Bad Company 2 running very smoothly on ultra max settings with max AA/CSAA, AF, Refresh Rate, Foreground FPS, Background FPS, UI Scale, resolution 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, Advanced DOF, Advanced PhysX, CUDA, DirectX, Tessellation, everything except VSync & ultra max sound quality too without any problems/issues. Maybe in the next 3 years I'll upgrade my build to run all Enthusiast High-end games & most intense graphics games on ultra max settings and sound quality too. I want my built to last 5 years or longer.
A sandy bridge based build is much better. We should soon see the fast dual core chips being released, and they would free up some $ to spend on the graphics card which is THE important component for gaming.