Hello everyone, I've been looking at building a gaming system for a while now and finally have the funds to do so. So here's what I've been looking for:
Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-July 2012
Budget Range: $2000-$2500 Before or After Rebates
System Usage: Gaming, videos, etc.
Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Keyboard
Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg due to free ShopRunner shipping (might as well use it if i got it for free)
Country: United States
Parts Preferences by brand or type: Intel, Nvidia.
SLI or Crossfire: SLI preffered
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or up, roughly 24" screen
Additional Comments: Noise is not a problem, but quiet is convenient. As a first time builder I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to cooling and fans needed so any advice would be appreciated. If I've forgotten anything important, if something just won't work, or if you recommend something for better performance and/or lower prices please let me know!
You also won't ever utilize that 16gb of ram so you might as well go with 8gb.
I know you have the budget, but that Sabertooth is still a waste of money. Go to an Asrock Extreme6. $50 less with the same features.
You probably don't need two 670's. There isn't a game on the market that one 670 can't destroy. You could save the cash now and get one later when you need it.
I only mention these things to save you some money. I always feel like people set a budget and then try to max it even though you don't need to. You could build a badass gaming rig for $1500 if you wanted.