Planning on building an awesome high-end gaming rig. Never built one before and was hoping for some insight. I have a $3,500 budget for this machine. I want an Intel/SLI based system with tremendous upgrade ability for the future. I want to be able to run high end games like Crisis and Call of Duty 4 on the best settings with silky smoothness. I have never overclocked a computer before but would like to learn once I get my rig built (my current system is 8-yr. old Dell). Any suggestions or builds you can recommend? Thanks.
A few questions. Are the WD Raptors HDD that run at 10k RPM worth it? I wanted to go raid 0 configuration. Also is the Q6600 CPU worth getting then perhaps upgrade to a new 45nm Intel Chips later on down the road?