So, working on a new computer and I am trying to build a solid computer that will last for a long time, yet as price-efficient as possible. $1550 is a little more than I had hoped for, but this is what I ended up with. I am hoping for something that will last for a few years for Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, all that good stuff.
I am just going to list all the parts and link them so you can easily comment on them, thank you for taking your time and looking over this stuff... it's been a long time since I emerged myself in the market.
Motherboard - $135 - ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - A bit unreviewed but I do like the P45 Dual xfire possibility. Seems like a solid mobo, but if you know of a better one with similar specs, please give me the heads up.
Is this setup okay? Am I spending too much money on something specific or going too cheap on something else? I am hoping to add a 4870 card at some point in the future once the economy goes yeay, but until then I'll stay with this. Any educated comments and/or ideas will be greatly appreciated, please have a go .
There is no good reason for 8GB of RAM, unless you are using some heavy graphics or video editing software. If you need 8GB in two years you can upgrade then. Until then, get low voltage, low latency RAM, as that is the best you can do for performance.
Your choice of PSU is good in this case, although you kind of just stumbled onto it. However, it's not good from the point of value. You can do just as well for far less. Corsair 850TX
Hard drive, not worth it. Not when you can buy two much larger drives that are almost as fast and put them in RAID, resulting in a faster and less expensive solution. Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB