Any help you guys could give me would be much appreciated. I didn't even link any parts as I was sure I'd screw it up. I'm mainly looking for a solid build with the potential to be upgraded when Rome Total War 2 comes out (maybe over a year). Really looking for something that wont be dead in a year/year and a half.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week (7/16/12)
Budget Range: Around 1200$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Downloading vids/pics from Iphone to a disk and surfing the web
Are you buying a monitor: No have one.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: Not right now.
Your Monitor Resolution: Whatever's decent
Additional Comments: First build and I have a bud who will help me. Don't think I need SLI or Xfire. Really appreciate any help.
Storm scout is fairly nice actually. Other good cases in that range are the Rosewill Future Gamer, Rosewill Challenger, Antec Illusion, the CoolerMaster Elite series, the HAF 912 and 922. cases are rather subjective, so pick one in the $40-60 range you ike
a few things i would add/change.
use a case with better cable management and be able to use long gpu cards. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if your going to upgrade like sli or over clock then buy a 700-750w ps. your better off having a power supply that larger then you need then one that cause bsod or resets on you in a game.
if your going to get into gaming with head sets and gaming keyboards. some of the newer mb have bluetooth and wifi built into them. if you can wait a few weeks the 660 line of video cards should be out..or the price they should be faster then the 580 line at 300.00 price point.