Approximate Purchase Date: Black Friday/Cyber Monday. I am trying to plan ahead for hopefully some big savings.
Budget Range: $1000-1300. I am flexible on spending some extra money for upgrades ($30-40 per item), but nothing huge.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, Office
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg, TigerDirect, any other reputable retailer. Would rather pay a couple bucks more and get better customer support.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel, mid tower case
Overclocking: Maybe. I am not looking to push the components to the limit, but if I can get an extra 10-20% performance boost with little to no risk then definitely.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Not planning on doing it currently, but would consider upgrading in the future.
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I have a cat who sheds, so a case that provides dust filters would be nice. I was planning on SSD for Windows and HDD for everything else. Most of the items I have chosen are based off of Tom's recommendations or reader reviews on NewEgg/TigerDirect.
Looks really good. The only thing I have to say about it is that people who buy 60GB/64GB SSDs (indcluding myself) usually find themselves wishing they'd bought a 120GB/128GB drvie. 64GB is really cutting it close.