System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing games, music, movies, and graphics editing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Windows 7.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, open to other reputable websites.
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Anything.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I've already purchased a Vertex 3 120GB SSD. I paid $209.99 and this will be a part of the $1200-$1300 total. Also, with the ATI 6950 purchase I plan to try to unlock the card to a 6970.
So now I'm going back and forth on a few things... I'm thinking about going a little higher on the graphics card with either two 560 Ti's in SLI or a single 580. Here are the two builds I'm thinking about:
Thanks for all the input guys... I'm leaning towards this build now. It will cut down the cost now and I'll go SLI 560 Ti's in the near future. I went a little overboard with the PSU getting a 80 Plus Silver certified 750W but going SLI I'd rather have a nice one.
As for the more expensive motherboard, I went with the Gigabyte due to the 8x/8x PCIe slots for the dual 560 Ti's.
I'm not ordering anything besides the SSD until Thursday so I'm up for any suggestions even if it means coming up with a new build from scratch.