Hey guys, here is my build so far. I was hoping to keep it around 1k, but ended up missing that mark . I'm going to go back through it now and make sure everything is compatible so let me know if you see anything that isn't. Also please let me know if you think something else would work better with it. This is my first build so please send all the advice you have. Oh yeah, I'm running two 22" monitors 1920x1080.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today hopefully BUDGET RANGE: 1k but I'm not getting in trouble at the 1.3k price, but hopefully no higher SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, net, excel, word.
Total comes out to 1247$ on Newegg including shipping, which I believe is cheaper than your original configuration, and IMO get's you a better Ram, Mobo, HDD, and probably a better PSU for cheaper. Same case, OS, DVD drive, CPU, and cooler. Equivalent GPU.
Another thing to consider is a slightly cheaper CPU and slightly better GPU to run your dual monitors. For example
You could go with the i7-760 in staid of the 870 and get a 5850/5870/GTX470 or something in that price range and stay near 1300 or well below depending upon the GPU.
Personally I just seem to have had better luck with ASUS boards, but their both plenty good. Here's a couple reviews, it seems the only difference is the ASUS board is a little easier to deal with and less complex.