Originally Posted by scrimstar
He can do a lot more with an i7, like tri SLi without bottlenecking. Plus he has $3k..
It's not about how much he has... how much can he do, WITHOUT spending that much, is the question. And just because it can go supermondocrazyfast with anything, does he need that much horse power?
Personally I would build a system instead of going to a site that will build it for you, as you have obviously done... Again... do the research, and look to build it yourself. you will save in the long run and learn about the parts you're going to use. Best bang for buck is a running theme here, not bragging rights.