System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, movies...)
Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg etc.
Country of Origin: Usa
Parts Preferences: I like AMD better, but it is OK to go wit intel if it offers better performance.
SLI or Crossfire: not likely
Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)
Additional Comments: here is what i want. I will move out of town in a while, but will not take my old pc with me. So i decided to build new one. Hope you can find me good computer that is as cheap as possible and will play all new games, as i like to play games in free time. (but i don't need high end gaming rig because i do not need to play on ultra high settings, just that game runs ok, with solid fps on normal detail settings is fine with me )
This is my soon be old computer:
Intel core2duo e6750 2.66 Ghz
2Gb RAM ddr2
2x160GB WD caviar blue (7200rpm)
Nvidia geforce 8800gts
lc power 450W psu
So cheap as possible and better than my current computer, is what i am looking for .
If you go for AMD instead you can get Phenom II x4 955BE and a suitable AM3+ mobo for about $220-$270.
So you can get it closer to $700, but the intel will OC and perform better.
Also if you have a microcenter nearby www.microcenter.com, they are running a great deal on i5 2500k and LGA1155 mobo's until the end of the month i think. ( $40 off of the mobo, and the cpu is $180:ish, but of course you have to pay tax )
It should pretty much run circles around your old computer. CPU will be maybe 3 times as fast and the GPU will be between 2-4 times as fast depending on game