Approximate Purchase Date: I most likely won't be able to purchase it until may or june
Budget Range: $1500-2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, listening to music ( I want to get the best sound quality I can, I'm currently using Sennheiser hd 598's) , surfing the internet
Parts Not Required:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere's fine but I'd prefer newegg.com
Parts Preferences: No real preference right now, I'm still new to this so I don't know much about brands
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: This is what I have so far, what do you think? any improvements that can be made? is there anyway I can significantly lower the price without significantly lowering performance, if that makes sense. I'd like to get the price down to around $1500 if that's possible, is water cooling a good idea?
Get from microcenter and you'll save a bundle. The i5 is $180 and they give $50 off the mobo with an i5. The GPU is good, but if can, you can crossfire 2 6870s which will be better than the 6970 at about $400.