Been a long time since I've visited these forums (on another account). Big fan of the site and appreciate all the help!
Details below, but basically looking for a solid PC capable of high end gaming, reliability (for work purposes), and will last me a good few years.
I work in the IT industry and receive exceptional discounts from Intel so I prefer them in most scenarios.
Approximate Purchase Date: Prior to 2012
Budget Range: Flexible but approximately $1,500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies (TV Tuner?) & Home Theatre, General Usage
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, CD/DVD Drive, OS (Using W7)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Prefer Intel as I receive discounts on all their products.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Unsure the route to go.
Monitor Resolution: Currently running dual 22" at 1680 x 1050, will most likely purchase a 27" down the road. Potentially the ability to run triple monitors would be nice but not absolutely critical.
Additional Comments: Intel preferred. USB 3.0.
the i7 2600k is a great processor and i really dont know how you plan to have a budget around 1500 if you buy the i7 990x considering thats $1000 (unless you have some amazing 70% discount i don't know about.
as far as graphics cards go if you were to sli two gtx 590s that would put you at about $1500. also im pretty sure if you were to sli these and be running a 990x, you would need a far superior power supply
so with what you have here it seems like your aiming a little high. maybe just go with a single GTX 580 or 590? and you should probably just go with i7 2600k.
Im just curious. How much of a Intel discount do you have?
Thanks for the reply Daioh. As of recently I might be waiting until Intel's Ivy Chips come out in Q1 of next year. An Intel rep I spoke with recommended the wait. As for my discount..roughly 50% . Thanks again all.