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Hi,

I am a newcomer to this forum and just was looking to get some suggestions for components. I wasn't sure where to post a general "Build Advice" type thread.

I'm looking to put together a gaming desktop to power 3 monitors, 1x30" and 2x20" (1200x1600) wings. I am looking to spend around $4,000 for the build, not including monitors. I'm interested in an Intel processor, fine with SLI (thinking 2x 580s) and would like to overclock. Let me know what you guys think in the way of case, noise reduction, processor, overclocking, cooling, memory, graphics card, motherboard, power supply, hard drives, and sound cards.

Any recommendations and links would be great!
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An actual number of how much you can spend would help much more then throwing out random parts. If you could give us a specific price point you can spend, you will receive much more help.
    
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An actual number of how much you can spend would help much more then throwing out random parts. If you could give us a specific price point you can spend, you will receive much more help.

"I am looking to spend around $4,000 for the build, not including monitors."
    
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"I am looking to spend around $4,000 for the build, not including monitors."
You can buy pretty much anything then.. You could go Water Cooling, or air.

You could also wait until Socket 2011, Sandy Bridge's "Extreme" board and socket. Or you could wait until Bulldozer or Ivy Bridge. Both processors will have more actual cores than this current generation.

By that time newer high-end graphics cards will be coming out as well. All you have to do is choose top-end nVidia or top-end AMD.

You could choose to run a RAID SSD setup if you like.. Plenty of options with that budget.
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I would wait for the new CPU's to come out.
    
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I would wait for the new CPU's to come out.
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The reason why the folks are telling you to wait is because we're stepping into a new era so to speak. The new processors are the reason why most people (myself included) are holding off on buying.

It would really be a kick in the face to find out that BD rapes face when your shiny new processor comes in. That was my experience anyway with i7 and my pc in the sig.
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AMD Bulldozer is what I will be getting. It's been 5 years since I built myself a new rig......its about that time!!!
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I would wait for the new CPU's to come out.
Is there a time frame for this? I was hoping to build my desktop sometime this summer
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Is there a time frame for this? I was hoping to build my desktop sometime this summer
Bulldozer will be June/July.
 
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