APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Ordering everything from newegg so it comes for christmas, so within the next week
BUDGET RANGE: 1300 before rebates including monitor (a little over isn't a huge deal)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, unreal development kit (making games), blender (3d modeling), surfing the web, listening to music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (mouse, keyboard, speakers, os)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: probably using a amd cpu with a 58xx series ati card
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: already bought the monitor, $150 on black friday (acer 23" 1080p). already bought a HAF 932 as well for $135 on black friday. so that leaves ~$1030 for everything else. I would like to have usb 3.0 if possible, or at least the potential to add it in via an add-on card. let me know what you guys think of my build. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. oh yeah, and i want to overclock the cpu pretty heavily, do you guys think this sunbeam hsf would be sufficient for 4ghz?
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168... -309.99 (hoping to get another one for crossfire when they eventually drop back down in price)
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168... -184.99 (does anyone know of any other mobos with usb 3 or do you know if i would be able to add it to a different mobo in the future via an add-on card?)
Okay, I think that's everything. Total comes out to $1046.00, plus the $285 I already spent, so $1331 in all. Close enough to my budget. Let me know what you think.
 forgot the dvd drive, hahaa. LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -27.99 free shipping
I guess this puts me at $1074 plus the 285, so $1359.