System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web Design & Development, Gaming, Adobe Applications
Parts Not Required: Optical drive, HDD, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any, newegg.com, ncix.com, tigerdirect.com
Country: United States
Overclocking: Maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
I am a Mac user who has had MacBook Pro laptops for the past 6 years. I use bootcamp Windows on my mac so I can play games, but the graphics power isn't good. I want to build a powerful gaming desktop under 1000 that will last 3 or so years.
Honestly, no one needs 16GB, even in the near future don't expect many apps to need 8GB. For your usage, 8GB will be plenty for a while. I run PS5, LR3.3 and sometimes Panostitch at the same time w/ 8GB of ram and I'm fine with my i5 2500K.
As for the GPU. I would suggest looking in to SLI in the future as an upgrade. 3 or so years w/o an upgrade is pretty long. I think the 670 will last but at this point w/ consoles holding PCs back it's hard to say.
You can check out the system builder enthusiast build that was just published here at Tomshardware.
As for your build that you have put together I like the video card choice and you should try to keep it on your build list at all costs , the cpu is also a good choice as is the case.
The power supply is a definet no and you need to get a better quality brand but the same size.
For a top quality psu the SeaSonic would be the choice to go with.
You can also save some money by going with 8gb of ram since games will not use more than 5 or 6 gb.
A Biostar mptherboard is not at the top of my list of good quality motherboards but when on a low budget you don't have many choices. You should be aware though that the board only has one x16 slot for a video card and the other is a full length but is a x4 slot and not good for video cards.
This board will be able to support SLI if you decide to add another video card later on. If you are confident that you will not be adding another video card later on then the Biostar board will do.
The Cooler Master case will have no trouble fitting any of the parts you have listed as thier cases are usually good size and roomy inside.
Unless they photoshop in the interiors, or else you it will do just fine. ^_^
I would also suggest a modular supply ^_^ keeping it nice and tidy.
In addition, the supply you chose has 2x 6+2pin PCI-E connectors, while the thermaltake I recommend has 2x 6pin and 2x 6+2pin PCI-E connectors. Definitely taking in account for future "upgrade ability". http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...