APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Probably within a month or two unless you feel I should wait for something)
BUDGET RANGE: (US$900-1,100 not including monitor)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (high end games, video editing)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, OS(already have Windows XP Professional)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com)
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (Probably 1680x1050 and up)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Relatively quiet PC, easy to overclock, stable)
Hello. This will be my first time building a good gaming rig and I would like your expert opinions on this. My goal is to have a fast computer that is primarily for games and I may dabble in video editing on the side. I prefer to be able to install a second card in the future for a Crossfire setup when my gaming demands increases. I've never overclocked but I look forward to doing that without it being too difficult to do and I prefer for the system to be relatively quiet. It doesn't have to be super quiet or anything. Just something that doesn't remind me of a running engine that is a few feet away from me.
I've been playing around with Newegg's wish list and this is what I've come up with so far.
FYI, I compiled this list by picking different parts from the different System Builder Marathon articles and choosing the 4-5 star items on Newegg to start. Please let me know your opinions on any other pieces that would do better and why, plus let me know if I need to order anything else like cables and such. I prefer to buy everything all at once and put it together that same day without delay if possible. I currently have Windows XP Professional and I do not plan on using Vista unless there is a good reason to use it. Thank you for your time and input.
EDIT: Looks like I screwed up the linking part. Would definitely appreciate it if someone were to show me how to fix it. Thanks.