okay i found a computer build here that i saw and fit into my budget. After 3 nights of research and a couple of hours of videos, I learned quite a bit. I have like 50 bucks more than the budget so i wanted to upgrade to a different memory card and motherboard from the build i found, but now I'm worried about compatibility.
i decided to go with amd and am3+ mobo so i can upgrade down the line. I'm getting the 6core wich has near perfect reviews (being a beginner my foundation are reviews)
I'm maxed out budget wise at this point i'm trying to find cut backs - but i think il stick it out and go the extra dollar with this.
at 550 after rebates i'm $50 over and $80 before rebates so it's gona be tough. but i did get a 6core 3.3ghz and an 4 slot am3+ motherboard so the lifespan is pretty good for me.