Building a computer and I'm in it for the long haul, looking to keep for 4-6 years and upgrade a few components, add an extra memory stick/graphics card/blu ray/another SDD when time/$$ allows.
I don't plan on overclocking yet, but would like to keep the option available. Would prefer power efficient, the only brand i wouldn't want to buy is Foxconn. I don't mind waiting for the right deal to come along, but would like it running in a month ideally. I've given price per component b/c I'm a little flexible on when these items need to be purchased. I don't want to flood the post too much, so thanks in advance. Esp. if you got this far. If there is something I can get cheaper tonight with bing cashback before it expires, I'll get it.
I plan to use it for Starcraft 2, an MMORPG (either GoW2, Star Wars, DC Universe, or FF XIV), a shooter (hopefully the new CoD doesn't suck as much as MW2) I browse the web a lot (blog reading/writing) and watch a lot of Netflix/youtube. Lots of windows open all the time.
PSU (~100)- I know it depends on mobo/processor too, but am looking at Corsair or OCZ, 750 W at least? I'm sure you guys know better than I do. Price I'd like to keep around 100, but if it's worth it since I want to keep this comp for a while to go a little higher, I'd be willing to. Or just replace it down the line in a year or two (if that is advisable to do so)? Would like SLI/Crossfire capabilities, just in case. Or should I avoid it?
Graphics (~200) GTX 460, Palit - http://www.techspot.com/review/299-palit-inno3d-geforce... I'm planning on adding a second one in the future, do I need to do anything drastic when I add a second card or can I just attach it and install necessary drivers? Anything I need to get additionally to make sure heating / everything is ok? Sli crossfire
Mobo/Chip (~200 [for processor, 300 total?])- I've narrowed it down to AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, core i5 750, or AMD Phenom II x6 1055T. If one of them comes with a good MoBo combo that would probably win me over. I don't think I'm too picky here, and would prefer something without too much hassle to install. If tigerdirect/circuit city have it will try to get it tonight with BCB
Drive (~200?)- Do i need SSD, HDD, or Hybrid? I was thinking I could get an SSD for around 100 for now and an external HDD for media, I have a lot of music/audiobooks. Can I also add another SSD or HDD internally in the future? Or should I replace the SSD with another one? The fuzziest area for me.
Ram (~200?)- I think 6 GB ram should be enough for now, can I just add another stick later and make it 9 GB? Or get 2 4 GB sticks?