System Usage from Most to Least Important: heavy gaming, surfing the internet
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers, os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: preferably newegg or amazon. I also can get parts from fry's.
Country: CA, USA
Parts Preferences: None
Overclocking: I'm willing to overclock, however since I've never overclocked before, it would have to be easy.
SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: if anyone could suggest a decent monitor for a good price it would be much appreciated.
Additional Comments: My goal is to play games such as Skyrim, Crysis, etc. on high. I'd like to keep the price of this build around $500, but if I absolutely have to spend an extra few dollars on something, it's not a problem.
List of parts already looked at:
CPU: None so far, but the i3-2100 and some of the phenom 2 x4 black editions look pretty good.
Just a suggestion, it's quite close to the release of the 7xxx cards, I'd wait and see how prices play out. Though they won't drop by a HUGE margin, they'll be a slight price drop. If not, at least you'll have the option of the newest tech and similar price since 7xxx is 28nm.