This system is mostly for gaming, I mostly play Starcraft 2 atm and would like to play the new Elder Scrolls when it comes out.
I have a $2000 budget right now, within a months time I will have a $3000 budget. I would like to get something now, but is it worth to wait the extra month and/or is it even worth to spend $1000 more on a $2000 build?
Please look at the specs below and see what I could improve on, and what could I add that would be really worth it to wait a month for?
I love the Silverstone case, and maybe I would like a ridiculous amount of RAM, (12GB??) CPU isn't so important, maybe 3 graphics card? I don't know. Please help!
Ok I was thinking of doing the System Builder Marathon $2000 build.
I think you need to make a sandy bridge based system. A similarly priced 2500K at stock will compete with a i7-980X. It will oc easier , and higher. It will run cooler.
For a gaming system, and your budget, I suggest you get a single GTX580 for the same budget. That will leave you the option to upgrade if you should ever want to. Unless you will be using a 2560 x 1600 monitor, or triple monitor surround gaming, a single GTX580 will serve you well.
Get a P67 based motherboard with two slots for X8/X8 pci-e at least to preserve your sli options.
Get a 8gb(2 x 4gb) kit of DDR3-1600 ram.
A SSD is a great idea, but a single larger unit will perform better. Raid-0 is not that beneficial, and you will lose trim support.
Today, for gaming, look at the Intel 510 120gb unit or the crucial C300. Better yet, wait for the release of the C400 or Vertex 3 ssd's, rumored to be this month.
Prolimatech megahalems is a great cooler, and easy to mount. It does not need a 3400 rpm banshee fan. Get a Noctua that will be perfectly adequate, and avery quiet.
I see no real value in waiting, unless it is for a SSD.
What you see is what you will get until next year for graphics cards.
It would be prudent to see how you do with a single GTX580. Most likely, you can save that extra $1000, or spend it on a 2560 x 1600 monitor.