Please define "long term" first. Is long term 1 year? 2 years? 5 years?
I'm working on building somewhat futureproof gaming build with a GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 as the basis, and a AM3 965 BE for the processor. I don't have alot of money and want this system to last. I just don't want to get nice components for my system and not get the most out of them. At the same time I don't want to overtax them and shorten thier life. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also thoughts on the motherboard? Should I get a 890?