Awesome 3D Rig for $1,300! $1,900 with 27in 3D Display! FUTURE PROOF!
All components on NewEgg and Amazon
PSU: ENERMAX SGALAXY EVO 1250W $200
GPU: 2x AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB in CrossFireX $290 (Not 3-way capable)
MB: ASRock Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $170 (Ivy Bridge/PCI 3.0 ready)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 $40 (Combo Deal with MoBo)
HDD: WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA III $130 (Storage/Games/5yr Warranty)
SSD: OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III SSD $200 (OS Drive)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $217 (OC to 4.5Ghz+)
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU fan $27
CASE: GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (HAF 922 Knock-off) $35
Total: $1,309 (After Rebates/No Monitor)
ULTIMATE 3D Gaming experience with 120hz and DisplayPort awesomeness;
MONITOR: Samsung S27A750D 27-Inch Class 3D LED Monitor $585
-Only possible limitation is it’s “only” 1080p (less future proof)
The MoBo and PSU is future proof! You can upgrade to an Ivy Bridge and stick some 3-way CrossFireX cards two years down the road when Ivy Bridge, PCI 3.0 and 3-way is (hopefully) cheap(er).
You can cut out some premium by the following;
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W PSU $130 (Saving $70)
-Less Future Proof (issues with powering 3-way crossfire in future)
Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III $250 (Saving $80)
-Cutting out the SSD and 2TB with a comfy middle ground
ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 $125 (Saving $45)
-Sacrificing 3-way SLI/CrossFireX
Not bad. On that first build I would drop the monitor to the 23" 3D samsung for $466 and use the savings to upgrade to the asrock extreme7 gen3 or even save $ with the BenQ 3D monitor for under $400 now on newegg.