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I may be building a new system soon. I have my own ideas on what I want to build, but it obviously all depends on pricing and what not when I actually have the funds.
I know prices are coming down on a lot of processors in July and some interesting things are going on with video card prices.
I'm curious at what you people would put together for an intel based system at this point and time, from the ground up, case and all. Keep it at the $1000 mark. I'm not building a supercomputer, but it is for gaming. I have no real preference on ati vs. nvidia at the moment.
Like I said, I have my own ideas, but mostly I'm bored and want to see what the general concensus is these days.
Key things are sli or crossfire, or single card p45 board, etc and so on. As well as your reasons why. Also 64 vs 32, ddr2 or ddr3, what speed, how much ram, hard drive preferences, etc. Not to worried about optical drives, they are a dime a dozen.
Enjoy, have fun with it.
edit: keep in mind that I am running a 19" lcd with 1280x1024 resolution, I don't plan on buying a new monitor in the near future. With that said, I don't care about ultra high resolution performance, since I'll never see it anyway. I need solid performance at the 1280x1024 level.