Ever consider a 'boutique' builder shop, say cyberpowerinc.com or, for serious bang for the buck, Monarchcomputer.com? I am going to be getting a new gaming rig this spring/summer and I am pretty sure Monarch is gonna get my money. I priced system pieces on newegg a few months ago, then an EXACT system on monarch and it was honestly cheaper than building it myself.
Ya want power, they have power:http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...uct_Code=90376
Case - Lian-Li PC-V1000B Plus Aluminum Quiet Tower (Black)
Power Supply - Enermax Noisetaker EG701AX-VE-SFMA ATX 2.01 w/SLI Support 600W Power Supply
Motherboard - Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Audio/GB-LAN/IEEE-1394a/PCI-E/SATA3G/DDR/ATX 64 939
Processor - AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual-Core (939) w/Thermaltake AMD K8 Venus 7+ Highest Performance Cooler for AMD Opteron (OEM)
Memory - 2 GB (4 pcs 512) DDR (400) PC-3200 Corsair XMS (TWINX1024-3200XLPT)
Hard Drives - 2 x Seagate (ST3500641AS) Barracuda 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA3G w/RAID 0 Setup
DVD-RW - 2 x Plextor PX-716AL 6x-DVD+R DL 16x8x16x-DVD±RW Slot-Loading Black (Retail Box)
Floppy - Mitsumi Floppy 7-in-1 USB Card Reader/Smart Media Internal Drive (Black)
Wireless - D-Link DWL-AG530 Tri-Mode Dualband (2.4/5GHz) Wireless 108Mbps PCI Adapter (Retail Box)
Sound Card - Creative Labs X-Fi Fatal1ty Edition 7.1 24-Bit Sound Card w/Drive & Remote Black (Retail Box)
Video Card - 2 x XFX GeForce 7800 GTX Overclocked 256MB DDR3/PCI-E/TV-Out/DUAL-DVI (Retail Box)
Base price just under $5k. Of course they have screaming systems for half that price also. Any of you have experience with them?