Came on here about a week ago with an AMD build. Decided today that I was sick of trying to convince myself that the Phenom II x4 980 was a better purchase than an i5. Here's the new build. Please provide any input you can.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Media Center, Surfing, Light video editting, work.
Parts Not Required: Speakers (will wire in to existing living room surround, 7.1), non-OS HDD (500 gig 72000 SATA from previous build), replacing EVERYTHING ELSE (as I'll be handing the old one down to a buddy).
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, as most of what I wanted was there. Open to others though as I live in TN and will have to ship out of state to avoid sales tax with Newegg.
Parts Preferences: Reputation for reliability, quiet
Overclocking: Maybe (Probably, eventually)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Probably not, unless it ends up being necessary)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (see part)
Additional Comments: Quiet, upgradeable long term, FAST. Due for an upgrade regardless, will be playing alot of SWTOR in the near future. Tried to go red/gold/black aesthetically, but it's not THAT important, performance is.