I currently have a p4 1 gig ram machine. I want to play sc2 on the highest settings I can for the cheap cheap. I recently purchased an ATI 4650 Sapphire (don't remember mem sizes). I want to be able to overclock the heck out of everything (GPU, CPU, and RAM if possible). I am very new to the overclocking scene but am willing to put the research in and make it happened correctly. I want to have a board that I can keep and upgrade for a while so Crossfire the 4650, SATA 6, DDR 3, and USB 3.0 IS the right direction, correct? Or is this going to take too many years so its not even a viable solution? Here is what I have put together, please suggest anything better and more importantly suggest what I should do for the overclocking, such as cooling or if this board/ram/cpu I suggested is the best possible path. Thank Q for your help. Oh and when I make the purchases I will use Newegg and I will search my damndest for the best possible combos I can find, I just really want to know if my balance of power vs price is correct and what to do about overclocking.
Rosewill has a few good power supplies, but the one in that case is likely not one of them. Since Rosewill contracts everything, quality varies alot. Some models have a bad rep for destroying motherboards. Rosewill PSUs are not to be trusted without seeing a professional review that checks power stability.
Cas 7 Ram is preferable to Cas 9, especially for overclocking. Normally the prices are not very different. Skip OCZ RAM, lately they have been producing junk that wont even work at rated specs and is a pain to get stable when overclocking.
That motherboard wont crossfire well. The second PCIE slot is only x4. You want to get a motherboard that will at least do x8/x8 mode for crossfire.