BUDGET RANGE: 2500 to 3000, Don't Care About Rebates Right Now
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard and Mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, I am open to AMD, whatever is recommended
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am a first time builder but I am experienced with PC parts. Been a PC Gamer for about 3 years. I am unsure on just about every part, especially graphics cards. I am looking into water cooling but I don't know if I need it. ANY ADVICE is appreciated. Please try to answer my questions and put down your recommended builds, your opinion on WATER COOLING would be nice.
As the bigger better GPUs (which mind you still reigns supreme in gaming rigs) like HD 6K and the Nvidia riposte looming upon us and games not even optimising quad chips i wouldn't splash that much *now* on a gaming rig if i was u hehe I would also stick to high end air for cooling ^^
Spend that crazy budget on a monitor, either high-end IPS or 120hz. Computer components lose value incredibly quickly -- for example, the current flagship Nvidia card, the 480, will probably lose ~40%+ of it's value as soon as ATI's 6000 series launches in the next month or two.