Power Supply: Not sure how much the build would need but maybe Antec 550W ?
Case: Not really too concerned about looks
The main thing in which I will use the PC for will be HoN, LoL, Dota2 and TF2 but would really want to experience Skyrim and Battlefield 3 with good quality (yay for 64 players) as I have both on Xbox. I am starting to think that I might just not play them or if I do not very high settings. They seem to require to much to run at max or near max and if I can max out on HoN, LoL, dota2 and tf2 then I would be very happy.
I have seen good things about the extreme 3 and it has SATA3 and USB 3.0, so I will definitely go with that.
I think that I will go with the 8GB of memory to keep myself safer for the future.
HDD is really killing me. With these prices I will never manage this budget with a good enough PC. Some of the HDD's I am seeing are 3x the prices that I had seen them at before. Not sure if I should just wait it out or what to do with this.
I am 100% set on getting the 6870 but sadly none of them in Canada are $145 after rebate, but I did manage to find $155 which is a start.
EDIT: 960T is black edition. That's embarrassing....
DOUBLE EDIT: With the 7000 series AMD cards coming out soon and the Ivy Bridge cards coming out in Spring, would it be better to wait till then to put this together? The prices of the 6870 and the intel i5-2500k should drop which would allow me to fit into the budget better and to put more money together to maybe even upgrade in some sections. Such as a higher PSU for future crossfiring, or even just better CPU/GPU. Any thoughts/opinions?
Alright so, I have decided to push back buying this thing until March or April (after all of 7000 series cards are out and after IB). Hopefully the release of those will drop the prices of the current graphics cards and processors. If so how much do you guys think the 560ti, 560ti 448 cores and the radeon 6870 will drop and when? And the same for the 2500k. If the prices on those drop and the hard drive prices get any better than I should be able to fit all of this in my budget (which by that time will be bigger).
I am sold on future crossfire/SLI and will probably look at something like this combo deal from newegg.ca.
What are the current thoughts on SSD's? I have a 2GB Seagate external HDD which could be used for all my school work and small files and that kind of stuff while having the SSD hold my OS, games and other programs. The companies in which I have read that are good for SSD's are Intel and Crucial, how true is this and why?