I want to build a super gaming computer and need help. I've become a little confused on matching all the components together. I have a fair (just fair) amount of computer knowledge, but know there are those of you out there who know much more than I do.
I have a budget. I'm able to spend $3000 to $3500. Maybe a bit more if it really adds to the system.
Here are some of my thoughts about this. Do I want AMD or Intel? Intel I think unless talked out of it. Should I go with a HDD or the new SSD? I'm thinking SSD. Should I go with DDR2 or DDR3? I've read that DDR3 isn't the standard yet but if you're building a new system you should consider it for future upgrades. I'd like multiple video cards (3 I think) in either SLI or Crossfire. I lean towards SLI. I was considering water cooling but wonder about maintenance on such a system. Will air be sufficient to cool the system? I know I'll need a super power supply and a case to stuff it all in.
I want a fast system and am thinking of playing around with overclocking everything. It looks like I've finally found a hobby!