Budget Range: My budget is $2000. But I can go as high as $2400, if need be. That'll give y'all a bit of a buffer. =^Þ
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Predominantly gaming. Possible video transcoding.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tiger Direct, Newegg (Preferrably Tiger Direct, for specific reasons).
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel i7 CPUs. nVidia GPUs. SLI capable mobo, SATA III, USB 3.0, DDR3 RAM. 12 GBs RAM.
SLI or Crossfire: Yes.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Would like an SSD for OS an' 2x 500GB Raid 0 for data an' games. If SSD option is too much, I'll go with just 2x 750GB or 500GB Raid 0. Looking for upgradability. Futureproofing for at least 3 years. SLI will be the first upgrade.
Well, that's it, for now. I'm eager to see what you guys come up with. This will be my first desktop build from the ground up. I've done barebones before, so I'm not completely ignorant. But I do know that I don't know a lot. An' to to ensure that I don't screw something up royally, I'm imploring the Tom's Hardware community!
this will look very good clean inside and out, not flashy at all.
price total from amazon $980.89-25 mir= $955.89
+total price from tiger direct $829.93+$8.64 shipping (to CA) -$60 mir= $778.57
Overall total= $1734.46 little under budget if you want anything upgraded just say so