Hello tom's hardware! I'm back for some more advice on a budget pc. At first I was going to go with an AMD x3 build, but after browsing various websites, it seems that an Intel processor will out perform and outlast and AMD one. So this is where I turn to you guys, I am a complete newbie to the internals of a computer (I'm more of a programming C++ sort of guy) and I was wondering if I could get recommendations on a decent budet build.
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime within the next week, waiting on my debit card.
Budget Range: ~500 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming (Basic OOP), Home use, Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tiger direct, any other reputable sites.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel i3 processor
Overclocking: Maybe in the future, not really a priority