APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A few days
BUDGET RANGE: $1600 - 1800 I could possibly go higher. /After Rebates.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching HD video, web browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: input devices, monitor, sound card, mobo, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: amazon, newegg, tigerdirect
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel and possibly Nvidia over ATI but I'm not certain with recent cards
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 28" 1920 x 1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Hi, I'm looking for advice for the parts I selected so far on my next build. This will be my 5th build but I haven't really kept up to speed on the latest parts over the last few years. So far the only part that I've ordered is the mobo that I have listed below since it had a sale price on newegg looked good. I would appreciate opinions on what I selected so far. Thanks.
seems like a pretty good build to me but honestly I would do away with the graphics card for 500$. I'd go with an ATI 5850 or 5870 or 2x 5770s at best which can all be had for less than 400$ or if you are really an nvidia guy i'd go with the gtx 470 (still only 330$). Saves you a lot of money for little performance drop. I'd put that money into an ssd.