i'm "building it for school" so i can write it off next year.
i don't really have a set budget per say. a couple months ago i priced out a pretty decent box and it came to like $2k. so i guess $2k is a nice round number to shoot for.
i don't necessarily prefer amd over intel, i've just heard from a couple people that amd is better. then again, i've heard the same about intel.
i would like an SLI compatible mobo.
i appologize about the delayed responce.