System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Autodesk software (if able), photo and video editing, everyday computing
Parts Not Required:none, need them all
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com
Country of Origin:USA
Parts Preferences: I originally wanted an i5-2500k, but with my price range I found that probably won't happen. I looked at the i3-2100 and thought about that, but was worried about the fact it's only dual core. I don't know much about the performace of AMD or which of there products is best, so I was looking for some help with that.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution referably 1920x1080
Additional Comments:Must be able to play new games at mid. to max settings. Need it for Guild Wars 2 and my schoolwork. I really would like it if I was able to use Autodesk software, but if i can't within my price range it's ok.
Don't worry about the i3 being dual core, still beats virtually any AMD CPU in games and it's hyperthreading helps with other stuff. I would also stay away from wireless keyboards and mice for gaming, wired will be more reliable and responsive.
1 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1333Mhz
Sapphire HD 6870 1GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Coolermaster Elite 430
Samsung DVD Burner
Acer 23.6'' Monitor
Logitech K120 + LS1
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Total - $846.88 before shipping and $40 rebates.
EDIT: If you need a headset too I would get something like PLANTRONICS GameCom 367 at $24.99 after you get the rebates.