Why do you guys always choose AMD processors.
For 2k, you can have an awesome Computer. I am in the process of researching different hardware and learning how to put a Computer up from scratch.
For what I learned, it seems you guys are choosing pretty weird components...a processor that is 1k isn't needed...that can be used on more important things. No game needs 4Gighz processors
Graphics card you can get two XFX GeForce 6800GS..they are pretty much the 2nd best GFX cards on the market ATM.
For the Motherboard I would get the best ASUS SLI with intel and Nvidia chipsets. *maybe this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131564*
AMD is cheaper for a reason...get a good intel chip...at a clock speed of 3.0, you can always OC it, but the Processor isn't the most important thing in the universe.
I would get two 74GB WD Raptors and put them in RAID zero. This will be used for your OS and most used games/programs. Put the OS on one decently sized partition for OS, and another for the games, ect. Then get a nice storage drive, maybe you can get the new 500gb HD out there.
Get a nice 2GB XMS Corsair kit with the lowest latencies.
Get a nice cooler master case without psu, and buy one from the top nme brands, and the model that is infamous for silence.
For cooling, get a nice water cooling kit.
get a sweet sound card.
Good monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001070