APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
BUDGET RANGE: Around $1000 with rebates (give or take)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (1080p)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg & Microcenter
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States / North America
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First PC build... Woot!
Here is my public Newegg Wishlist:
Any contribution is welcome. I'm from the mac side and this build is my first PC (gave up on apple). Mostly for FFXIV (Me) & The sims (The woman). Anything to skew this build into favor the better. Will add another 460 for sli later on (a couple months after build, due to the review done here at Toms). This is for purely gaming. The 6-core is for "future proof" sake even though the saying is laughable. However FFXIV takes advantage of cpu core/clock and most likely in the future more so once the code gets optimized.
^ First thing is you cannot SLI on that board...
If you want to go SLI, then Intel i5 would be a better option...
For this budget, why not an Intel build ? And as for gaming, IMO 4 Cores would suffice and also once overclocked, they would perform better...
I am suggesting an Intel build based on the budget and your SLI requirements only...