Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow (I know kinda short notice, butI confirmed with store that IB are being released tmrw)
Budget Range: 800-1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (D3, Civ5, SC2), surfing internet, movies
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor (not sure what my resolution is)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: memoryexpress.com (in store location near my place, though they will pricematch with newegg and priceline)
Parts Preferences: No preference?
Overclocking: Don't know how, but likely in its later life
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: I can double check if this is super important, but I'd be willing to upgrade (not by my comp right now)
Additional Comments: Please try to use memoryexpress if possible, as I will be going in store to buy it. The motherboard RAM combo seems like a really good deal to me... Is there reason to not go with that motherboard? I hear bad things about gigabyte
Here is my proposed list below. I have no idea what to buy for computer cases, and I don't know much about solid state drives...
With regards to the GPU, one of my friends is telling me that the 7850 is kinda overkill for the games I want to run, and that the RADEON 6870 would be a cheaper alternative. I want to be able to run D3 and SC2 on ultra settings, and still have some future proofing legroom (2-3 years at least). I was thinking that since I'm splurging on the IB, I might as well get a good GPU. Thoughts?
Also, I know very little about solid state drives, do I need one? I don't really want to go over 1000 on my budget...