This is the very first time try to make my own CPU so I'll be very grateful to anyone willing to help, so here we go.
Approximate Purchase Date: 6/12/2011 is when I planned this setup.
Budget Range: $1500 After Rebates (includes keyboard, display and sound)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, then everyday stuff.
Parts Not Required: Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: U.S
Parts Preferences: I;m completely new to this so I don't know which is good
Overclocking: no, I'm worried about the risks and blowing my money
SLI or Crossfire: Yes, with NVIDIA
Operating System: Windows 7 ult, 64-bit
Additional Comments: Looking for a CPU that will last a long time for a long time. Currently the biggest problem I have is knowing whether or not the components are all compatible. I have made a list of components I would like but their not written in stone. Any help and suggestions will be greatly welcomed. Also I'm completely new to this so please keep the jargon down.
^ From your above post, it is clear that you are new to this,... And first of all, you dont call it a CPU, the CPU is a part of the PC, which goes onto the motherboard, which goes inside the computer case,... So it would be better if you refer to it as just PC,...
Thank you so much for the suggestions, and yes I am really new to this. I decided to take your suggestion and go for the i5 processor. I would just like to double check that all the components are compatible. This is the update rig per your suggestion:
MOBO & Processor:
ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard