Hi all. I'm working on a new build. I only upgrade every 3-5 years, so any and all advice is greatly appreciated. I have a build in mind (below), but I'm not in a rush to get everything now, so I'm waiting to see if Newegg has a really good deal on any of them. I've already picked up a couple of parts that way -- the PSU and hard drive -- but I guess I could return them if they're that bad.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Can start buying now, but in no rush to have it built before early September
BUDGET RANGE: ~$750 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (recent and upcoming BioWare games, Civilization V, possibly Final Fantasy XIV), MLB.TV, typical web browsing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (see additional comments below).
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, ATI, mid-tower case, soft spot for Gigabyte
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, 1080p HDTV (?)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like this to be fairly future-proof -- say, no upgrading for at least 3 years, and even then, be able to keep some components, such as the motherboard. I'm also thinking about using my TV as a monitor rather than spending another $200+. Is that any more complicated these days than buying a long HDMI cable and wireless keyboard/mouse?
GPU: POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I picked this largely because it's cheap for a 5770, still has VGA (just in case) and only uses one slot. If another 5770 is a much better idea, I'm listening -- the Hawk seemed like overkill since I'm not overclocking.