I'm building a new gaming PC for my wife to play SWTOR on and would like to know if for the price (around $800) you'd do anything differently. Also do you think all of the components I've selected will work well together.
500w would be enough for a single card set up, 750w for SLI. Recommended PSU brands include: XFX, Corsair, Antec, SeaSonic, CoolerMaster (Silent Pro Range).
From what I saw at GAMEFEST in the UK, I had a chance to play SWTOR on an AlienWare laptop, nothing too fancy, and it ran just fine. The game isn't too graphically intensive and i reckon you could get away with spending quite a bit less on your build if this game is the only purpose. Something like a 6870 GPU should be more than sufficient.