The last time I build a computer was in 2005 for the sole purpose of playing Cyrsis at retarded specs. Well I have only had to make a few minor upgrades in the last year or so and now I think it is time that I go for the big sha-bang! I would like the advice of the community on helping me design a new computer tower w/monitor. The only things I would like at a minimum are 4Gb of Ram, and a SSD. I usually only play 1-2 games at a time so hard drive space isnt a necessity which is one of the reasons I would like a SSD drive. As far as pricing goes, limit is $500-$1000 for a monitor, and $2000 for the tower, maybe more depending on what someone can show me. Thank again for all your help.
That's a pretty good budget. I'd get a i7 930, x58 Mobo, 6GB of ram, any 80+gig SSD, a caviar black or Samsung Spinpoint F3 for storage, 2x GTX 470 SLI or 480s if u can swing it, and ASUS new 3D 120hz Monitor that comes with glasses for 500$. Should all be available from newegg.
This fall, gen3 SSD's will be faster, larger, and cheaper. Be prepared for buyer's remorse if you buy now.
It also seems that Sandy bridge Intel 32nm quads will launch by the end of the year. Again, faster, cooler, and perhaps cheaper.
Updated Graphics cards should appear then also.