Ive been a long time laptop user, but now i want to build a pc that i can slowly upgrade rather than buy a new laptop ever 2-3 years.
I intend on making this pc last at least until the end of uni (on a students budget), so the parts i get now need to be compatible with any upgrades that i will be doing in the near future. I would rather not replace multiple parts at a time and I would like to be able to keep the motherboard for about 4-5 years (if thats at all possible) and just upgrade the cpu, gpu and ram as i need to.
Approximate Purchase Date: 3 months-ish
Budget Range: $800-$1000 AUD
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, AutoCad/Revit, Photoshop, Multi-Tasking (i like being able to do EVERYTHING at once, and i jump around a lot)
Parts Not Required: Dont worry about kb+m, screen, speakers, etc
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Umart - Milton, any good Australian sites you might know
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: not fussed about intel or amd, 8gb of ram, a ssd for os
SLI or Crossfire: Potentially
Monitor Resolution: dont know yet. probably 1920x1080
Additional Comments: and i like the look of this case but not sure about it CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer Black Case if you know of any good cases that are about the same price ($100) and similar style that has better performance, post that up.
ps. just a quick question on the side... my current laptop is a Dell XPS15 with a 2gb GT 435m, but every system configuration/analyzer program says that i have -2gb of vram. not sure whats going on there but it doesnt look right. anyone might know what this is?
Based on the information you're trying to get a $100 case AND an SSD at only around $800-1000 dollars.
This is going to be a bit harder and will impact the quality of parts we can help choose for you. I'm not sure on the quality/cost averages of the website you have listed, but usually Australian places sell for MORE than US. Just think about this.