Thank you for taking the time to read this, any help would be greatly appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.
BUDGET RANGE: $2000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD streaming video, some video conversion from dv camera.
I've been using a 4 year old laptop that really can't handle games anymore these days. I have been looking at possibly purchasing the Asus g73, but here in Poland that will run me about $2300 with English Windows 7. I also looked at this Prebuilt i5 5870 PC from a chain of stores here that is similar to what I am looking for. However with this I would also have to buy an extra version of English windows costing me about $230.
I plan to play more simulation/strategy games, like the new Civ V, Total War, Football Manager, etc., but I will also try out any new games that would look interesting. So I would like the computer to be able to handle whatever I throw at it.
I plan to probably have this computer for a year, maybe 2 max. I will most likely be moving back to the states after that time. So resell value, if any, would also be important.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:http://emarket.pl (site is in Polish, but google translator works for the most part.) If you find a part on newegg I can also just look for the same one on the site.
I would like to only purchase from one site as shipping would add up if I bought components from a collection of sites. Polish sites vary, this one looks to be a good one. They also include their actual inventory numbers, which is important in this country.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Poland
PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm not really partial to any brand, however I would like to keep the GPU as ATI Radeon 5870. I also like the corsair Modular PSU. Less cords seems to appeal to me. Must have firewire or IEEE1394 interface for dv video.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Probably not. But ability would not hurt.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'm not completely sure which to go for. Since this is for gaming any suggestions of resolution would be appreciated.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have never built a computer before, but have replaced a sound card and video card or two in the past. I am a bit nervous about building one in all honesty. I have very limited time and space to build this computer. I have to fight for space with 2 cats and a little baby. So hopefully it will not end up being an epic battle to finish this build.
I live in Poland, so the site will be using the Polish Currency. The exchange rate is roughly 3pln/$1, so easiest way to figure out the prices is just to divide the polish amount by 3. Actual rate today is 3.14pln/$1. Many parts are available here, however they tend to be a bit more expensive and never as bundles. So I'm really just looking at getting parts that are quality and will do what I need.