Hey guys. I'm building a new PC and would appreciate some feedback. My goal is to max price \ performance while creating a system that will last 5 years. I don't play a lot of games but want to run starcraft II.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: ~$800 +/- $100 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing, some gaming
(1) Do i really need to spring for the Corsair PSU or could I go with an offbrand? I noticed that better made power supplies are more efficient. Does this mean that the premium to purchase an 80 PLUS PSU will pay for itself by consuming less electricity? (I leave my computer on 24/7)
(2) What hard disk should I get? An SSD would be nice but I can hold off a year for prices to drop.