Please tell me your recommendations for the best motherboard, GPU, and CPU.
Also, if I buy an HD 6950 and flash to a 6970, then purchase a 6970 next year, will they work?
Approximate Purchase Date: Computer to be running by January 2012.
Budget Range: ~$1500
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
1) Programming, Web Surfing, Using Office products
2) Gaming: Skyrim (Max), League of Legends (Max), Modern Warfare 3 (Max), Battlefield 3 (Best possible).
3) Watching Movies.
Parts Not Required: OS (Win7-64bit), speakers, mouse, keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebay.ca, ncix.com, canadacomputers.com, tigerdirect.ca.
Parts Preferences: Best performance on Skyrim and possibly BF3.
SLI or Crossfire: Future.
Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 – Planning to purchase higher resolution monitor next year or during boxing day.
Currently Planned Build:
CPU: i5 - 2500k - possibly 2600k since I plan to overclock the 6950 to a 6970 (and purchase another one at a later date).