Approximate Purchase Date: In the next couple of weeks.
Budget Range: $400-$650
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, videos,
Are you buying a monitor: No i have everything from monitor to keyboard any mouse
Parts to Upgrade: N/A
Do you need to buy OS: Yes windows 8
Parts Preferences: Amd and Gigibyte, but whatever is least expensive .
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution:Full HD 1080p
Extra comments- I don't care what the case looks like, but I do Love AMD. I will play games like battlefield but regular settings is ok. 8 gb of ram is ok. I am ok from buying anywhere is the U.S. I might also record minecraft. My estimated build price is 650. My dad is buying the gfx card and my mom is buying the case all for my b-day. So if the rest of the build could stay under $450 or $500 but the less expensive the better.
The fixed parts budget might be:
hard drive $50
That leaves $280 from you $650 build price for the cpu and graphics card.
So allocate $90 for the cpu,
and $190 for the graphics card.
Since you prefer amd, a Phenom II X4 965 will be about $100.
a i3-3220 will be about $130.
If you live near a microcenter, they have better prices for walk in customers. A i3 3220 is $99 for example.
On the graphics side, a 7850 will be in the $190 range.
If you are playing BF3 single player, favor the graphics card. If you are playing BF3 multiplayer, you will want a very strong cpu.
See if you can't manage a 3470 quad from microcenter @$150.