Hey guys, I'm a graduating Senior from High School and going off to college. Over the summer I want to build my first ever new PC. I'm pretty tech savvy and have my Dad to help me out to build it. Since I have to pay very little for college due to Scholarships/Financial Aid my dad let me use $2000 to make a dream machine for the summer. I play SC2, but I want to be able to enjoy games like Metro 2033, Crysis 2, etc... Should I get a PC now or wait for something new to come out over the summer?
Approximate Purchase Date: In about Mid/Late June
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) Gaming, Movies, Internet.
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS): I won't need an OS, Mouse, Monitor, or Speakers. I am looking to get a keyboard and a small desk (a cheap one, not in the budget dad is buying for me since mine has a huge crack on one side and might break at any moment).
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) Anything is good.
Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick) From anywhere
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
Overclocking: Yes, definitely.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, depending on if I buy it now or later.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Any cool lighting effects and a cool case would be awesome.