Look like my friend just took the most expensive pc he saw and said "Get this!". I'll make sure to smack him one next time I see him.
Budget: Budget is about $4,000. Been saving for a while. I might be able to squeeze a bit more without having the wife castrate me!
Resolution: Resolution...hmm, been stuck at 1680 x 1050 for years now with my old pc. So, 1920 x 1080 minimum...which means I'll also need to get a new monitor.
Games / Settings Desired: I love gaming so I would like to run the lastest games on max!
Parts that can be reused: Nope, everything needs to be upgraded.
Do you need an OS?: Windows 7 for now but most likely will upgrade to windows 8 in the future
Do you need peripherals?: My speakers are still relativity new & my logitech g15 keyboard & razer deathadder are still working fine. Everything else would need a upgrade.
Looking over Marest's Sample Builds thread, the extreme gaming 2700 look like the best option...but I could go higher if it means not having to upgrade for a while.
Thanks for the advice so far!