APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Nov 1st BUDGET RANGE: $1000 - $1500 Before / After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming/Programming, DVD authoring, surfing, I frequently have 15-20 things open at once, I multi-task everything.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, sound card, monitor, case, speakers, headphones, 2 backup hard drives
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but would consider others COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Open to anything with quality
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, few months down the road.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 with my one monitor. I have dual 30' in the works come tax time.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm really stuck with what video card to purchase, and if I can upgrade in any areas. I've also thought of 2 of the HDs in a RAID array. Problem solved! Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 as soon as they are available. Also added the Intel SSD, and changed the MB to the ASRock X58. Very excited!