Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next week or so
Budget Range: Roughly $1200 USD
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Sound Card, DVD, Storage HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/Amazon/etc are fine. I live in New Zealand so will be using the parts/prices as a guide for shopping here.
Overclocking: Maybe, i've never overclocked a system before so am rather hesitant to attempt it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, what ever works out best.
Ok this comp will be mainly for gaming. The Witcher 2, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim are what i'm looking to be able to play maxed out.
But it also needs to be quiet as well.
I'm fine to attach aftermarket coolers to my CPU/GPU so that's fine. But i just hate having to crank up the fan speed when i play demanding games and listening to it make so much noise.
stay with nvidia if you are going intel also get the asrock p67 extreme4 just as good as asus but cheaper. also the pro has problems i've witnessed this personally than switched to the asrock. no problems.
I'll be able to post the exact specs when i get home from work. But from what i can remember:
CPU: i5 - 750
Ram: just some budget stuff, 4gb worth
Graphics card: ATI 4850
HDD: 2x Western Digital 500gb
Mobo: some Asus one, has 2x PCI Express slots
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
Can't remember the brand/wattage of the PSU, but i remember it was good enough to run 2x 4850's in XFire.