System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (FPS), video streaming, internet, Office
Parts Not Required: Mouse, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences:by brand or type: Intel CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Yes... but can be talked out of it fairly easily
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: As usual... looking for bang for the buck. I started with a $1,200 target and killed that quickly. $1,500 would be ideal. $2,000 possible, but not enjoyable. Will probably end up at about $1,700 with your help!
I have seen a lot of builds in the forum with only 8MB of RAM (even $2,000+ builds). Is the extra 8MB a waste? I have also considered changing the mobo to a Gigabyte that I saw in another build. Never had one... Are they similar to the ASUS as far as bios and overclock interface?
EDIT: the only reason I selected the mobo I did was bluetooth. I'm thinking that $80 isn't worth it anymore.