First I'd like to welcome any changes or opinions on this build, but I'm asking that you give reasons AND a link. The link can be to a comparison, review, chart etc but please give a link and a reason, not just a simple opinion. If that's too much work just don't post!
That said, I have no budget, just want to make smart choices while still catering to my preferences. I made notes about my preferences as there are better choices for other people in these cases.
Here are my components for what I think is the perfect mix of high end components, while maintaining a great cost/performance ratio.
CASE: I chose a pricey case, but it's a great one. There is room here for others to shave $$ tho.
-Coolermaster Storm Trooper EATX Full Tower Case Black No PS 9X5.25 Front USB3.0
Data: Can easily go with a 128Gb instead, I am holding off on an HDD for now, but most ppl will get an HDD here as well.
-Crucial M4 Micron C400 SSD 256GB 2.5IN Solid State Disk Flash Drive SATA3 6Gbps
Optical: There are many good choices here, I just wanted an asus brand.
-ASUS BC-12B1ST Internal 12X Blu-Ray Reader & 16X DVD Writer Combo Drive OEM
A controversial addition that I decided to add, totally preference to add one or not.
-Visiontek Killer 2100 Gaming NIC 128MB 400MHZ Gigabit Network Interface Card PCI-E1
TOTAL AFTER SHIPPING: $1201.
I feel like all these components are great and can fit into a wide range of budgets. That leaves only 2 major components, the GPU and the Monitor.
GPU: -I feel confident the best choices for this or similar high end builds are GTX 6xx series. With the 670 coming out very shortly, I think it's best to wait and see the verdict. 690's are very hard to find but one could easily fit into the above build, 680's are now available but will hold off until knowing more about the 670. Any of these cards would be a good choice.
GTX 690-$1000, 680-$500, 670-will find out soon, but rumors say $400ish (which would make this card the best choice imo)
Monitor: - This is totally preference, I have decided to do my gaming on a Dell U3110 2560x1600 30" monitor. Its expensive at $1258 (after shipping and GST). This is obviously a place anyone could opt for much cheaper options. This is a great monitor tho and actually very well priced for what it gives you.
So that's it! I'm going to add a sound card but have not looked into it yet. Please discuss the build, but take into account the personal preferences I made, and also please remember that if you feel a part should be changed, leave a reason and also a link. Thanks again.