Main use is browsing, streaming videos, very light GIMP/Photoshop, casual gaming (Flight simulator, Cities in motion, etc, however I would like to be able to play newer FPS and GTA like games once in a while). Also would like to be able to (easily?) upgrade components in the future (something like the i5-3570 and HD 7870).
Approximate Purchase Date: Nothing set in stone, will buy parts as they go on sale
Budget Range: $400-500 after rebates and including shipping (Canada)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: See above
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ncix Canada, Newegg.ca, Canada Computers, Memory Express (ME most preferred), etc.
if i were you id probably cut some money from cpu and go with an intel g860 cpu, and put more money towards the gpu, like a 2gb 7850, it will be much better for 1920x1080p gaming. Then you can upgrade your cpu to something better later.