Approximate Purchase Date: About 2 weeks give or take one week.
Budget Range: 600-650$.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, programming, video editing, browsing, movies.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon and Newegg are perfect for me
Parts Preferences: Nvidia but I can deal with AMD. The driver issues I've heard about don't sound good haha. Either CPU brand is fine. Case doesnt have to be huge.
SLI or Crossfire: Down the road I think so. Just depends on my hectic life
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.
Additional Comments: I will be playing a lot of BF3. I love the BF series. Case doesnt have to be blingy, but I dont like cases that are very loud. I keep my room cold, I like it that way. I have run a laptop for a few years so please be patient with me
Oh god you'd be very wise to stay far far away from Apevia - they're a brand that is notorious for producing a lot of garbage. The other day I was working on a computer with an Apevia case and the LED lights started falling off. Terrible products.
That said here's how I would spend ~$650 on a build:
With this build - AMD just can't be recommended even more on even the most basic budget build. And the 560 is not a good choice unless you get the tweaked TI model - go with the Radeon 6870. But again, I can't emphasize enough how much I hate Apevia and their junk cases.