How much money should I expect Jan/feb 2011?

(Im not asking about the components, simply an estimated price if you can come up with one)

purpose: pure gaming, some websurfing and movie watching.

I have been edging to build a new computer for some time, not just a mid gaming computer, This time im going all out, I have been asking a few questions on here, with some builds I thought I was gonna buy, then I heard about the new CPU's coming in jan/feb and only 2 month wait, I might as well I thought. But here's the thing, I don't know what I should expect the final bill to cost? This is what I am wondering..

Case: Will need a big case to hold crossfire 6970's or 6990's

GPU: I plan on crossfireing a set of 6970's or 6990's

Cpu: the new intel sandy bridge or amd's *can't remember name*

Motherboard: I think new motherboards will be out for these cpus so need a good one that has lots of room to put in video cards, possibly quad 6970's

PSU: A monster psu that can give me all the power I will need for crossfire 6970's and maybe more in future.

CPU cooler: What ever the best is, I plan on overclocking what ever cpu I get, not extreme overclocking, but a good mid-high percentage increase.

ram: Good ram, the best that I can get but don't need no 16 or 24 gigs of it.

Hard drive: I want a decent size SSD for my OS and to put my favorite games. I don't k now if its better to have 1 small SSD for my OS and then another one for games/ect. I also want at least 2 1 tb hard drives.

optical drive: Not important probably 20 buck one.

OS- Windows 7 64bit

Basically I know that no one can no for sure, but If anyone educated and has followed computer componets for awhile, could make a good guess for me what the price of this would be, I would be gratefull as it would let me know how much to drop into my savings. I am 100% sure im getting a new build once the new cpus and motherboards come out and gpus.

My guess: 2,300-2,500 usd.

Don't need - monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers. If I missed anything you feel I will need let me know thanks.
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  1. If you are going all out you will want the i7 1366 980X. All the reviews I've read say that nothing will compare to that chip. That's going all out. Those cost about $1,000 so break out the bank card(s)!
    CPU Here - Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X- - - - - - - - - - - - $1,000
    Mobo Here - ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - $359
    Memory Here - CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A2000C8- - - $250 X 2= $500
    Video cards Here - GIGABYTE GV-N580D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - (6990 not out yet)- - - - - - - - - $525 X 2 - - - $1,050
    PSU Here - CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - - - - $278
    Or the SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply - - - - - - - - - - - $380
    Case Here - Thermaltake VL200L1W2Z NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining ATX Full Tower Gaming Computer Case w/ 2x 120mm Fan (Front & Rear), 1x Front Colorshift LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top Colorshift LED 200mm Fan, 1x Side Colorshift LED 230mm fan & 1x Delta - - - - - $275
    CPU Cooler Here - Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler - - - - - - - - - - $62 + $30 for fans
    SSD Here - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)- - - - - - - - - - - - $285

    So it looks like for just an estimate you'll spend about $3,800
    Dang, that adds up quick.

    Whatcha think? You can of course drop down to 6GB's of memory and save $250 and drop a Vid card for another $525 savings and only added the 1200w psu but I tried to get close to what you suggested. And I left off the Watercooling case cause that gets into all different kinds of parts and not worth going into for the initial build.
  2. I believe he wanted SB estimated parts.
  3. Yes, I wanted a ruff estimate on how much I can expect to spend on the new build once sandy bridge or bulldozer comes out along with the 6970's and 6990's. But thanks for the post.
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