Parts Preferences: by brand or type: AMD processor - flexible elsewhere
Overclocking: Maybe - but primarily to extend build life rather than maximum performance
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900 or 1920x1080 if I buy a new monitor (depends on PC cost)
Additional Comments: Looking for a compatibility check here please - first time I've build my own PC! The key factors are reliable, fast, good looking games and a lifespan of three years minimum - currently replacing a not-quite four year old machine. Main concerns are my RAM choice and lack of six-core CPU (future proofing?) Is 650W enough power?