Approximate Purchase Date: Any time from now until Thanksgiving, basically a month.
Budget Range: $650 before rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: General use for college, gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Windows 7, DVD drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: AMD Processor/Nvidia graphics card
Overclocking: Maybe but probably not.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: I am building this computer for a friend. Want a computer to use for school work and some gaming. Plans to play some games but not a nonstop gaming rig, but wants to be able to have nice graphics (doesn't have to be completely maxed out). Just wants a durable, good graphic rig.
Total came out to $623, including shipping and combo/promos. Willing to go up to $650, but for his use I really see no point. Gaming will not be a primary concern, it's just something to do every now and again. With a 560, that should easily do what he needs. Also, want to make sure that the amd motherboard is able to be upgraded to the Bulldozer series in the future. Thanks guys, and if you would change anything please let me know.