Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas -> May (Somewhere in there, if its smarter to buy now due to holiday prices I will or if newer technology is coming out to wait for)
Budget Range: 1500 - 2000 After Rebates; After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Programming, Gaming, Animation (Maya), Photoshop
Are you buying a monitor: No, unless a nice 24" is available reasonably cheap to make for a third monitor.
Parts to Upgrade: None: Starting fresh, new computer. Reusing my old rig for girlfriend
Do you need to buy OS: No (Can get for 15 dollars through school)
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or any trust worthy web site with good prices
Location: Tampa, FL
Parts Preferences: Best performance is all that matters
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if you think it matters
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (x2)
Additional Comments: Software: Maya, Adobe Package, Word Processing (MS office), Eclipse, Microsoft Visual Studio
Would love it if my computer didn't cook my room to 90 degrees... the cooler the better
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Splurging for a graduating present to myself (Computer Science ) Looking to do some contract work, game design, web design, application design, etc...
Currently have no preference or items selected, looking for a complete build from scratch.