New to the site and have been doing alot of research on here on different hardware. The system will be used soley for gaming. Would like do SLI and OC in the future once the system starts to show it's age and prices drop a little on the GPU. Here is what i've been thinking of putting together and would like any advice as to compatability or other items i should consider. I have no vendor preference but for unitformity am just using newegg for the post. The build was going to be soley for Diablo 3 when ever it is released but I feel i'll probably shelf the 360 once i get back into pc gaming and I dont want to do this again to run higher demanding games.
Seems good, but I would steer clear of any Dell products, they are known to fail as soon as the warranty expires. That SSD may be nice but I really don't see SSDs as a main storage device. Why not downgrade to 64Gb and get a 500Gb Hard drive, the price would roughly the same, you get large storage times and your system will boot wicked fast if you use the SSD as a boot drive.
The 2412m was getting pretty good reviews on this site as well as some others and I also liked the higher resolution 1920x1200 vs 1080. Is there any other monitors in this price range i should look at with the 1920x1200 res? The higher res was one of the reasons i was looking at the 570 2.5gb for future sli vs the standard 1.25. Ill have to do some more reading on the 6970. There is no rush to get this build done since there isnt even a release date for D3 yet, but if I get the itch to start building I'll prob pick up Skyrim and BF3.
Whether you buy 6970 or GTX 570 it's your choice. You won't regret it. For a resolution of 1920X1200 or 1920X1080, aGPU with 1.5 GB or 2GB buffer memory is more than enough. However if you plan to do do multi-monitor gaming with smooth frame rates with all the eye candy turned on a more powerful GPU setup will be needed.