Approximate Purchase Date: within the next two weeks or preferably earlier
Budget Range: $600-700 for PC build + $350 or less for dual monitors
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, just regular surfing
Parts Not Required: CPU: already have i7-2700K which I'd like to use for the build
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX, Canadacomputers, tigerdirect, or any other company that can ship from canada (less shipping fees)
Parts Preferences: Intel Setup
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: depends which monitor is suggested, but I would like HD resolution
Additional Comments: First gaming build. Would like mobo that is OC friendly and easy to use. Want this build to be good for a couple years ( no upgrading parts to play future games). Most gaming will be done at max resolution of monitor, which I'm hoping I can get a good deal for decent dual HD monitors. If possible, would like a cool and silent PC (silent is not really necessary, however, cool (cold not looks) is as i'd like to OC. Aesthetics are not that important to me compared to price/performance.
Sorry, my budget is $600-700 as I've already spent some amount of money on the CPU. With regards to optical drive, I'd rather have an SSD and take advantage of the cache in order to improve PC performance.
Also, forgot to mention, would prefer PSU to be semi or modular (don't want to deal with a ton of wires)
Ah. If you're caching, get a 32GB SSD. The optical drive is the DVD drive
I think we will have to drop the GPU... but going lower isn't good
Drop the mobo to a Pro3 Gen3. Get like a Corsair or a Seasonic bronze-rated 650W modular (at the most). Other than that, I think we'd have to start cutting the case which is never good, and then go to the GPU