I've been out of the scene for awhile in building a PC so have been lurking here trying to find a decent build.... this is what I've come up with. I don't think I've missed any obvious issues, but would appreciate someone taking a look over it - any feedback is appreciated!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Looking to purchase in the next couple of days..
BUDGET RANGE: $1500 USD after rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, some light video/photo editing, surfing the net, ect...
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, hard drives, optical drives
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I have always used newegg in the past, prefer to stay away from tigerdirect
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: N/A
OVERCLOCKING: Yes, nothing hardcore - just looking the ability to do a moderate OC
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - in the future, not immediately
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 - 24'' Acer
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like the PC to be pretty quiet, it seems most of the newer video cards all have issues with noisy fans so not sure there is much I can do about it. I'm not worried about a really pretty case or it being light or anything, it will be staying in my office. I'm not a fan of the bright LED's lighting up the room all the time though either.
I don't play a ton of current games, but that's mostly due to the fact I'm using an older laptop right now that can't handle much as far as graphics, ect go...
I'm mainly looking for a machine that can handle current games, and have room for growth in the future whether it be an overlock or slowly replacing parts as they age. I realize I can add a second GPU in the future which will probably the plan once the single card starts to have issues.
One other thing you should consider is getting an SSD. It's up to you if you think the performance upgrade is worth the money, but here are a few articles from Tom's Hardware and Anandtech advocating the upgrade.