Looking to build 1100 - 1400 Gaming Computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Really as soon as possible, but of course I can wait.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movie watching, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor, sound card (dont care for one)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, zipzoomfly, wherever really


PARTS PREFERENCES: I'd prefer an intel cpu, but really whatever will give me the best performance for my money. Looking to get a HAf 922, or maybe a case where I can turn its fan lights off.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, well hopefully.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 x 900 for now, expected to rise in the future with the purchase of a new monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just looking for the biggest gaming powerhouse I can get that is not too loud (college dorm rooms), ah what the hell, I dont really care about the noise. Looking for this computer to last a while, possibly seeking to upgrade in the future, although I'm not too sure. Curious whether to go SLI now or get a single card possibly expecting an upgrade that may never come.

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    youv can probably save some money getting cheaper ram
  2. 1440 x 900 : have peeps chugging along fine with a HD 4670/9600GT so even a GTS 250/HD 5750 is more than fine and upgrade accordingly when u get a new display?
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