AMD fx8150 processor 3.6ghz normal turboed 4.2ghz
HD radeon 6950 powercolor graphics card
16gb of memory
2 blu ray writer drives
1tb western digital hdd
Regarding the Mobo and CPU. As I stated in my original post to you #4, If yuou want a top performing gaming rig, Intel is the way to go.
This is a some what simple but general way for looking at a build
For a workstation, rig used for photo/video editing, CAD and the like, The most powerful multi core CPU you can afford + a video card optimized for highest quality colour reproduction like a Quadro 4000 (cheapish at $450) + Min. 16GB RAM. and more.
For your gaming rig the CPU and video card need to be balanced. You would not put an Intel i3 with a GTX 570, the system would be bottlenecked by the CPU.
But you must not go to high with CPU as the return in performance for $ gets less and less, so you should put the money elsewhere in the system, Quality case, with very good airflow, so you can build in it for years, + PSU, + video card.
Please give us a budget so we can spec a rig to fit.
I know you have heaps of questions, we will answer them as we go along.
We will probable use Newegg to list parts.
But I use this site for pricingmy build parts.
Edited by iammykyl, 11 March 2012 - 07:26 AM.