Graphics Card: Dual 2GB DDR5 ATI Radeon™ HD 5970; or
Dual NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX480 1.5GB DDR5 - SLI
Power supply: 1100 watt modular PSU
Motherboard: Not on the Dell website as an option, but hopefully comparable to other top of the line motherboards?
I would also be interested in the Dell ISP 3008 WFP 30 inch monitor, as I would like to play games at their highest resolution, 2560x 1600. I notice that they have a high response rate of 8ms. Will this create any type of slow-down either in single player or online? Does anyone have this monitor or any other 30 inch monitor they could recommend that does not lag or ghost?
You do not need an i7 9XX for gaming, the hyper threading has no effect on games, if he wants to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or Grand Theft Auto IV then he should consider the Phenom II x6's because these games use 4 or more cores. Note: You said, "I have no technical knowledge" so i assume that you won't be editing video/audio anytime soon. Although if you are interested in doing that, then go get an i7 or a Phenom II x6
Yes, consider 3D vision gaming or NVIDIA surround.