Approximate Purchase Date: The next couple of months
Budget Range: Up to £1000, but can be a bit flexible if need be.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Latest FPS games, multiple clients of EVE online. 2 games at once - i.e. Eve online and FM or Empire TW (if possible)
Parts Not Required: Everything needed
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK/EU based businesses.
Country of Origin: UK
Parts Preferences: No preference although seem to like intel / ATI idea
Overclocking: Yes (at least want the option too)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (at least want the option too)
Monitor Resolution: I want at least 2 monitors linked to the machine. Running different games or applications.
Additional Comments: I'm not sure if i'm expecting too much for this sort of budget... but like I say I can be flexible if it is worth the extra cash. It must be easily upgradable and last a long time so maybe I should get high end processor/MB and sacrifice some graphics?
Any advice you could give would be great as this will be my first build and don't want to make any poor decisions.
Unless you want a GTX 580 - which comes with a COMPLETELY ridiculous price tag ... the 6950 offers the best bang for an acceptable price. You may wish to keep a future crossfire setup as an option though ...
For a multi-GPU system though a 850W PSU would be a must!
Here is a sample build keeping all those options available ... Some cash could be saved in some places buying lower quality parts but the price I'd expect is not going to get much lower than 1150 - 1200 pounds