System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Parts Preferences: intel o/w no set prefs
Overclocking: Maybe (would like to have capability in future once I figure out what the heck I'm doing)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (future option)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: 1st build and am looking for a foundation that is potentially upgradeable over the next couple of years. Biggests questions are mobo and GPU choice. GTX 570 vs 580 with potential upgrade cred for 580 in near future through EVGA or SLI 580 when prices drop vs saving $$ for some drop in performance with 570. From a PSU standpoint...750w should be adequate for current build but if I SLI in future is it smarter so go ahead and have some wattage buffer? Thanks in advance for the advice.
Great build! The only thing I would suggest is consider Crucial M4 SSDs.
As for the GPU, I would go with the 580 unless you can fit a 7970 AMD GPU in to your build. I am pretty sure you can because I have.
Is the 7970 actually better than the stock version of the 580? Someone suggested the 7970 in my potential build thread over a GTX 570 2.5GB.. From the forums and stuff that I had browsed I came to the conclusion that (not to start a debate) the nVidia cards were better at the moment..