Gaming PC with two monitors. Budget = $1500

Approximate Purchase Date: End of December/early January

Budget Range: $1500 max before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing, Office, Photoshop/Lightroom, light music production.

Parts Not Required: Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any. I just prefer that all of the parts come from the same website.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I was thinking AMD, but open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Probably not.

SLI or Crossfire: Either.

Monitor Resolution: I don't know. The computer I'm on now uses 1152 x 864, but it doesn't really matter.

Additional Comments: Needs to include two monitors. Also OS.

I mostly play WoW but plan on playing SC2 as well. I realize these games aren't too graphics intensive, but I would like the option to play more graphics intensive games in the future.

Reason for dual monitors: I used to have a setup with my laptop and an old CRT monitor and I've been in love with dual monitors ever since. It just makes browsing/chatting/etc. much more enjoyable. I probably won't be gaming on both monitors.
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    $ 60. Seasonic 520W 80+ Bronze PSU
    $ 17. DVD burner
    $ 40. Destroyer case
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