Hello all, I have built systems in the past, but have been unlucky with dead mobos and most importantly hard drives. I want to build a system that will last me into 5 years in terms of upgradability. Hard drive size isnt as important as RELIABILITY.
Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP
Budget Range:900-1100. Before rebates.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: A computer that works and doesnt break... then gaming.
Parts Not Required: Prepherials.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Anywhere reliable, but im used to newegg.
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences:none. Ive had back luck with asus mobos, which usually have great reviews.
Overclocking: Most likley, but id back down for supreme reliability.
SLI or Crossfire: Eventually, but it isnt a prime concern. If there is a more reliable single slot mobo, Ill just get a better single slot gpu.
If you want extreme reliability I would stay away from any form of SSD to be honest, except for maybe an Intel one. I think a couple of WD blue or black drives in RAID 1 might suit you well. The reason I say WD is because I hear they have great customer service and a nice long warranty. I would then get a top of the line PSU like a Seasonic X-560, super quiet/reliable/efficient. As for RAM I think 8GB would be plenty.