Been trolling for a while and just can not decide on something so I decided to ask the masses on this forum.
Building a computer from scratch. All I have is a case (which will be upgraded at some other time). I'll be using it for gaming (racing, sim, mmo, fps) and home pictures/videos. I don't need top of the line but would like to be "futureproof".
Budget / Time frame - Kind of up in the air. If cheaper build, I'll build sooner than later. Trying to keep it under $1000 but I will take time to wait for sales/price drops. I will start out on a single monitor (not included in budget) and will save up for a 3 42 or 46" tv + 1 monitor setup using eyefinity.
Preferred web site - Newegg/NCIX/Best deal but reputable dealers.
Preferred card - AMD (heard eyefinity has greater support and easier to use)
Possible Crossfire / Will mild OC as needed
These are the parts I have been planning on.
CPU - i5 2500k (depending on price will wait for IB i5-3750K) ~$200
GPU - I've been going back and forth. I was once content on a 6850 and decided on the MSI 6870 Hawk. But then read that a 2GB card would be better for multi-screen res. So I looked into 7850. Specifically the XFX 7850. Ideally, I'd like to spend less or around 250 for the first card and the same amount or less when I get the 3 42/46".
Or can I get away with a lesser card than either of these 2?
Please let me know your thoughts on this set up and if you have any suggestions on any other parts above that I may want to consider.