What i meant at first was which processor was better at gaming... besides unlocking... because i heard that unlocking works if you bought a processor out of the first batch produced... and it isn't defective (also it wont turn into a perfect Phenom II x4 B45. When you unlock it it turns off the thermal diodes and the computer recognizes it as some strange cpu with 4 cores [from an article were they turned a Athlon II x2 into and x4]).
But, since you are going out of your way to be helpful (thank you btw) I will show you all my pending decisions... (my friend helped me allot too with these choices so that's where some of my reasoning come from.)
So.. going down the list... i will start with mb. The one i'm looking at is this:
Newegg.com - ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
I'm thinking of this card because heating because of cramping... and i want to buy a decent graphics card to play good games with great graphic settings, so i skip integrated graphics (mainly because of the price going up with an integrated card and the fact that they seem to be mostly junk)
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Same one you mentioned above.. I figure its good mainly because of the huge L3 cache and overclocking stuff.
Newegg.com - Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US-BL 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Power Supplies
Good price and lots of spare power in case i want to upgrade.
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947
A little expensive but it has low cas? latency and like the best ram i can get for this mboard (i think).
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Basically my friends recommendation... good heat distribution and good price (also doesn't look that bad to me).
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR VA5675NHG1 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
My buddy also recommended this card, i think its pretty sweet...
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I'm the most unsure about purchasing hard drives... i want good performance and decent size. ("get most bang for your buck" idea with the terabyte)
By now you might be saying "Hey wait! you said $300 and all of this costs $468.93 (without mail-in-rebates and shipping)."
The thing is.. i don't really have much money (around $200 is what I can actually spend right now) I was planning to build this over time and buy parts as i get more money...
I prefer to get the computer sooner rather than later though, so your recommendations are tempting...