APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 1 week
BUDGET RANGE: £750 (or less, with VAT & Delivery)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Scan.co.uk, ebuyer (Avoid Overclockers.co.uk. I had a build all ready to buy form OC UK, and then found out that their after-sales service is atrocious. Googled around for reviews, and almost every person who ever tried to return a faulty device to them ran into massive problems. Apparently they literally try to ignore you hoping you'd go away)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Using Geforce 3D vision bundle with the rig. So NVidia cards only. And Intel CPUs. Mainboard with nForce chipset only.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (Need support for it. Won't be using SLI at start, but will be wanting it a few months down the road)
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 (However, will be running at 120Hz and in 3D. So for most games I play, I'd need a minimum of 50-60fps for the game to be playable - i.e. double the minimum acceptable FPS of a normal setup).
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm leaning towards the CM Storm Scout as it looks really nice and seems to have good airflow, fans etc. But willing to go for something else if forced to. You can ignore the choice of keyboard here. I'm just fine with any old keyboard. I picked this one for the integrated microphone. makes it easier to use ventrilo with a keyboard mic.
I just want to be sure everything is properly specced out and compatible. Especially concerned about the PSU. Hope this PSU can handle my mainboard/processor/GPU/Overclocking and future SLI with a second GTX 275.
yeah I cant go for i7. i'm already pushing my budget with 3d vision adding £400 (£1150) .... but one of my friends works at intel, said he might be able to get me a nehalem cheap (like £80). if it works out i'll go for the UD3R.