Approximate Purchase Date: next 2 weeks, willing to wait if something great is coming
Budget Range: $600 - 900 after rebates, a little bit flexible
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: N/A
Overclocking: Maybe, probably not
SLI or Crossfire: probably not.
Additional Comments: I'd like something that will last a little while, but I'm fine with running my games on medium and such. This will be for SWTOR, but I would like to run shooters and rpgs, current and upcoming.
Since your running autocad, I suggest that you upgrade to phenom ii x6 since it's multithreaded and get a 9XX chipset mobo as 8XX will NOT support AM3+ after the first generation of bulldozers. Then you can upgrade to a 8 core bd and have a very enjoyable time computing. Hope this helps.