Approximate Purchase Date: November 8th to December 20th (About a month and some days) Budget Range: USD/$ ~400-550 After Rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies. Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: I'm partial to AMD because of the price-performance ratio. Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1360x768 Additional Comments: As the topic says, I'll be using this build for gaming (what else is new? ). I used the September 2011 Builder Marathon $500 Gaming PC as a template. I had a hard time finding a $40 HDD so I found the $80 HDD from Amazon. I know the budget doesn't give much leeway but if possible, I'd like to be eco-friendly/low-power where I can be.
I'd be glad to spend the extra dollars for the 560 Ti. The smaller hard drive is fine too, I doubt I'd even touch 1 TB. It's good to know about the AM3+ chips, but will upgrading the PSU and GPU be a problem at all?