SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, video conversion, internet surfing, movie watching possibly with blu ray movies.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor and OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: was looking mainly at newegg and tiger direct but open to other sites if the price is right
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: maryland, united states
PARTS PREFERENCES: looking at intel chipset with a full tower case
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
Need some help trying to figure out if these are the best parts I can get for a new PC i want to build, this will be my first build on my own totally with just buying a dell then hooking it up a bit after a few years. Figure I could get more bang for my buck just doing it piece meal and putting it all together myself so i get what i want the first time or as close to it as i can afford. I might run things in SLI not sure yet if i want to do that but this will be the rig to get me back into PC gaming an most likely I'll OC the CPU a bit maybe up to 3.5 GHz. I'm still unsure about the motherboard i want to run things on though unless someone can recommend a better more stable board I'll probably end up just flipping a coin and going with one of the two.
thanks everyone for the advice think im settling on a few of the things you've suggested and changing my build a bit for the better. i've always been a nvidia guy so going over to ati is gonna be a bit different but i don't see any worth wild nvidia cards coming out with direct x 11 for a decent price anytime soon. i'll definitely post my final build specs and post my system once i have it up and running, i was talking to a few people today about my build also and they were telling me i didn't really have to go with the 64-bit win 7 since i'm only doing 4 gigs of ram the 32-bit version would do the job but i'm not too sure about that one. also i was looking into solid state drives when i first had the idea of building this pc but the cost to storage ratio just isn't there for me right now i think i'd have that 40 gig filled with all the games im planning on running and programs i use or will use in the future. an getting a larger ssd drive is an option but i cant see myself spending that kind of money on a hard drive when i could just run a raptor and it would do a similar job for the same or less money and i have more storage space for future installs.