Approximate Purchase Date:
End of December/Start of January
1000-1500 (excluding monitors)
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Live-stream Games, General-Use
Are you buying a monitor:
Most likely. Thinking of having a three-monitor set-up
Parts to Upgrade:
Do you need to buy OS:
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com or Amazon.com. Although sites that don't charge sales tax would be nice...
California SF Bay Area
SLI or Crossfire:
Your Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080 or 1920x1200
I hope to be able to stream in 720p or even 1080p. I am guessing that I want i7?
I am thinking air-cooled with a case that have dust filters. Any suggestions?
SSD + Storage Drive?
Naw, i7 would only be needed for CPU-heavy workloads such as video rendering. You'll most likely benefit from higher RAM though.
If you really wanted to though, the budget fits for an i7 too, so go ahead.
my build is similar to excella's build but i upped the CPU cooler, swapped for a cheaper motherboard (still just as good), cheaper ram, changed the video card to a gtx 670 (the 7970ghz is not 100 dollars better performing than the 670), changed for a better case, and changed for a modular power supply