Actually, I dont have much to choose from because I am going to be getting a company called MysteryByte to make it. I'm just going to pick what I want on their list and they do it for me. The website is called www.mysterybyte.com, it's a local buisness.
I hope this will help.
As for waiting for new stuff to come out, will everything cost a lot more? My limit is $1200-$1300
If you wait for the new intel conroe processors they come from low priced to higher price ranges..
The E6600 is the 2.40ghz version and its only $315 for the processor alone if you built it yourself that is..
It still has the 4mb cache like the e6700 2.67ghz conroe cpu has.
Well if you buy it from a computer place like that they will probably overprice it because of it being new technology and just released when it comes out..
If you were building an intel conroe pc yourself when they come out you could build one for $1300 the 2.40ghz version, which is the pc alone and nothing else like a monitor etc..
Those 2 conroe processors pretty much demolish all of the current processors out on the market right now. Not including the server line of processors because they are in a totally different league we arent talking about those.
You could buy a pc now and amd am2 would be fine but personally I would watch how much I spent on a video card so you can upgrade your video card to the new directx 10 line and then get the new operating system to take advantage of dx10.