Overclocking: Probably once I read about it a bit.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later if necessary.
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: I'd just like for it to be able to run BF3 on max (based on estimated specs) and be able to last for a few years. Also, I'm willing to use SSD but I'm not sure if it's worth it or how to set it up.
These two sites (Best Direct and Direct Canada) are affiliated and both use the same shipping addy out of Richmond, BC and both offer free shipping. I went for price point, but you can get all these components off of one site. This build is set up to add another gtx 580 later on for SLI. It has a SATA 3 120GB SSD, after market cpu h/s (thermal paste included), etc...
Thanks Why_Me, that looks really good, I'll probably get something like that. Lol, you are right on the mark for the budget, so thank you very much.
I'm heading to Saskatchewan from Alberta on the 23rd, I was just planning on buying my stuff in the next week or so, so that when I come home for the weekend I can give it to my friend to build. I don't know my future address yet so shipping there is not really an option.