My notebook recently died so I am going to build myself a gaming rig. I went AMD/ATI for a the Affordability/Performance issue. I don't think the extra 300-400 dollars it would cost to go Intel/Nvidia is worth the marginal performance increase.
Oh, and I already have a gaming mouse but please comment if I am missing anything you think I should have.
The total is around 1300 before tax and shipping and that includes a 22" LCD, keyboard, aftermarket CPU heatsink/fan and some thermal compound.
I do not do any video editing, photo manipulation, lots of code compilation (e.g. not many CPU intensive tasks) so I think the Phenom is a good bang for my buck.
I would like to play modern and future FPS's and RPG's at 60+ frames at 1680x1050. I expect to Crossfire eventually but for now just a single GPU.
So please comment. I don't mind solid arguments for/against intel/nvidia but no fanboy crap. I simply want an honest opinion on my build and weather it seems solid and where I could improve for little or no cost increase.