Looking for an opinion on the build, any suggestions to improve it. The RAM and Case are still up in the air. I found some ram that seems to have a low profile and decently fast. Was concerned about compatibility issues as well. Any advice is appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: January 1, 2013
Budget Range: $1000 - $2000 before monitors
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, buying two hd monitors
Do you need to buy OS: No, but may buy Windows 8 - already have a couple versions of windows 7.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, but open to suggestions if cheaper.
Location: Oceanside, California
Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Two monitors @ 1920 x 1080
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Last build was 2001 and it just kicked the bucket. Motherboard is shot, and its using some pretty old tech anyways.
Wasn't going for a stretch across 2 screens, just 2 independent screens that I can have 1 windowed game and 1 movie. I like the price point, going back to the drawing board. Looks like a lot of people agree with the i5 over the i7. Why did you choose the radeon 7870 over the gtx680?