Hey guys, I've built a few systems in the past, but its definitely been a few years, and I've never tried overclocking but I'm willing to learn. My system recently crapped out so I need to get something soon.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: $1000-$1200 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (wow, SC2, D3), Internet, Office
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS...I have a decent case and an ATI HD 4770 video card
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference
Country of Origin: I currently live in Germany
Overclocking: Maybe (No AC in my house so it gets hot in the summer ~85F on some days...not sure if this makes a huge difference)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I'm willing to update my case and video card now if needed. The case is OK with 3 fans installed, but its not setup to fit something as big as the Radeon 5970. I'd also be OK with waiting a bit to update the video card if something better is on the horizon. Not really interested in water cooling.