BUDGET RANGE: $1400 Without Rebates (avoid those things like the plague)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly Gaming, Watching Movies, and of Course, the Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Hard Drive, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg only (unless it's on sale or something like that)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Core i7 920, Haf 932 (but if there's anything better for the same price ($150) or less, that'd be great), Radeon HD 5850 (unless there's anything else better for roughly the same price)
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually, just one GPU for now
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080p
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: If you find something different that my preferred parts, I'd like the stock fans to be blue, it must have good airflow, be moderately upgradeable, the hardware must be compatible with Windows 7 (that's what I have on my current HDD that I'll put in there), and must look generally awesome. Thanks in advance.
Intel drops prices at end of February .... new CPU's are out, MoBo vendors introduce next gen products and fermi hits the streets in 6 weeks or so......While normaly I'd jump in and get you started.....mid winter is the time to pause.
Okay, so I looked at FERMI, and what's the point of getting it for gaming when it's just going to be used for "ray tracing, physics, finite element analysis, high-precision scientific computing, sparse linear algebra, sorting, and search algorithms"? Is any of that even really applicable to gaming?