CPU: $580 - Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz
Cooler: $80 - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
MOBO: $280 - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58
GPU: $470 - 2 x HIS Hightech H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890
RAM: $168 - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
HDD: $75 - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM
LCD: $300 - SAMSUNG T240HD Rose-Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen
PSU: $240 - CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
Case: $100 - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower (Will most likely have to change)
Sound card: $90 - HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface
OS: Free - Windows 7 RC until early 2010
Wireless adapter: $15 - Rosewill RNX-G300LX IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card
Keyboard: $50 - Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Standard Eclipse Keyboard
Mouse: $50 - Logitech G5 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse
Thermal Paste - $9 - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
Speakers: Free - Logitech 530 Speakers (currently own)
-Must be air cooled
-Must have room for growth
-Must be able to overclock CPU in future with minimal system changes
-Cooling (both now and after an OC in the future)
-Power supply (is 1 kW enough for now and future applications? I know that the GPU's are power hungry)
-Are the GPU's/CPU bottlenecking each other?
-Would there be any benefit to double SLi ATI 4870x2?
-ATI or Nvidia? If Nvidia, which card(s)?
-Compatibility of all of the components
Let me know if you have any suggestions/comments. Like I said, I've never built a computer before, but I'm not afraid of dropping the $$$. I have a couple of friends that have built systems before that will help me build it; however, the hardware is my biggest concern right now.
I'm also not afraid of spending up to $3000 if the extra money is worth it. If you have a good idea for a upgrade, let me know!
Edited by ccAero, 03 June 2009 - 03:06 PM.