APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3 days.
BUDGET RANGE: Ideally 800 Before Rebates although there is a little flexibility here.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, general use.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, although I'm not opposed to using other sites if they are reliable
PARTS PREFERENCES: I would prefer to design the build around the Intel parts. (i5)
OVERCLOCKING: I would like to keep the option of SLI/Crossfire open to me in the future.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here is the build I have come up with so far. It is a little over what I want to pay but I can front the money if needed. I could use any comments or feedback you have on how to better optimize performance for the price or any other changes you might have. Thanks in advance for any comments.
The mobo/cpu combo is good, but I think if you go with the Asus PRO (same price as the Gigabyte) you save an extra $5-10. The boards are pretty much identical. I've decided to go with the Asus on my build even though I've owned nothing but Gigabyte. Time for a change I guess!
Also, I'm no pro gamer, but if you want to handle most games max, I'd invest a tad bit more for a 4890.
I think this a great build, and you've found some pretty good combo deals over at newegg. The only way I can suggest to cut back on some money would be to change the mobo to the GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R. Other than that you could look into getting a smaller PSU as the system as you have it now won't require 750W, but it would keep the crossfire option open. But ya, looks great to me.
Thanks for all the replies. So here is where I am at right now. Let me know if there is any other changes you would make.
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM ($49.99)
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100269VXLE Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail ($269.98)
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129021
Item #: N82E16817371026 ($174.98)
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail ($339.98)
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16835103065 ($29.99)
TOTAL w/ Shipping - $887.09
It's a little bit more than I would like to pay but it is feasible. Any other suggestions? I also need to throw a dvd/cd drive in their but the standard sony drive isn't available. Any cheap suggestions? Thanks again
I should also mention for those who suggested I go with the Antec Illusion case, that the combo deal I've included is only $5 more than the cheapest combo deal I could find for the illusion that had a 750 W PSU. So, unless I am mistaken I wouldn't be saving all that much.