System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Battlefield Bad Company 2, Fallout New Vegas, WoW, Team Fortress 2) , recording video (fraps), streaming video (mostly cpu?), video/image/audio editing, programming, school.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, os ( windows 7 64 bit), hard drive (have 640 GB 7200rpm hd, so w/e) also got a 4870 , and a DVD drive.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, but i'll go elsewhere if prices are better
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Should I upgrade my GPU, to two 4870s or simply get another new card? New card might be nice for DX11 ... hmmm. I looked at some of the benchmarks for two 4870s and they were impressive. I don't know, for me graphics in game don't really matter, as long as I can play on medium to high ... im undecided here ...
Also can anyone recommend a nice pair of gaming headphones? Gonna be added to the 1k budget (No mic needed)
Need a good CPU cooler too ... friend recommended corsair h50
anyone know if its good? never tried water cooling even though this one looks simple to use
also heard about auto overclocking feature on x58 mobos, is it any good? i've got no idea how to overclock myself
and finally if theres still room ($$) to spare after parts are purchased, can anyone recommend a good gaming keyboard? i've got no knowledge there .... does it really make a difference, i've heard some things about them, and i'm still undecided