Long time reader, first time builder. I am looking to spend between 1200-1400.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in three weeks
BUDGET RANGE: $1200-1400 USD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3D CAD (Solidworks/Alias Studio), gaming, general browsing/movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg (or any other reputable US company)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
PARTS PREFERENCES: whichever is recommended
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: only if it helps
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1900x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like a case that is professional and isn't showy (more streamlined if possible). I've looked through so many different cad/gaming builds but they all seem to be unique solutions and different enough from mine. Basically, what I'd like to accomplish with my computer is build a Solidworks model, render it, take a break and play a game (like Battlefield Bad Company 2), maybe watch a movie, then go back to work. I know this seems like A LOT and perhaps my budget is TOO small but any help is appreciated! Thanks!
The EVGA one is fine, but there is nothing wrong with the Gigabyte. Looks pretty good overall. The RAM link was broken, but judging by the price you may want the set I linked above instead with lower latencies.