Approximate Purchase Date: Anywhere from today to a couple weeks
Budget Range: $2,000 to $2,500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: BF3, surfing, movies
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, maybe start with (1) 24"-27" 3D, and go for (2) more down the line
Parts to Upgrade: Whole new system
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, whomever, also can send friend into a microcenter
Location: Long Island, NY
Parts Preferences: Intel, Noctua, Nivida
Overclocking: Yes, eventually
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: Debating between 27" Asus 3D, or ditching 3D, and going with (3) IPS
Additional Comments: Will be in my room, so noise (when not gaming) is an issue. I'll be leaving it on (perhaps start folding@home as my pops has Parkinsons, and I like the idea of my computer helping).
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My business has offered to setup a home office, and they'll most likely be paying for the whole thing...
Here are the parts I've kind of thrown together.....:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
DDR3-1600, or 2133? Just have placeholder ram listed for now
Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card x 2
Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor - or go with (3) 24"?
This will be my first complete homebuild, excited for it! But, I admit I don't know nearly as much as most of you guys in terms of hardware/etc. I appreciate any help you can offer!