I'm looking to put together a decent computer that will play Starcraft II and Borderlands 2 smoothly but also perform well with Windows 7 (I have XP now), Photoshop, 3DS Max and even video editing.
My budget is roughly $1,000 total (but I'm flexible) and this is what I have put together on Newegg.
Also note that I already have a 1920x1200 monitor (the resolution I always use), keyboard, mouse, speakers and also a GeForce GTX 285 which I will keep for a few more months until I upgrade. When I do upgrade, I'll pick one of the top graphics cards from this list that's under $300 that's also a good value for the price. Right now it would be the GTX 480 or 670 as they seem cheap for their performance rating. I don't plan on doing SLI.
I chose these parts for their reasonably good speed, compatibility, decent prices and also for their high reviews.
1. Are the parts all compatible?
2. Are there any replacement suggestions, especially considering my future graphics card update? These parts cost $794.94 total but I'm not opposed to spending over $1,000. I'm thinking mostly about the memory here. I'm not sure if paying $50 more will provide a significant improvement.
3. Is the power supply enough (or is it overkill) for a future GTX 670?
Any other thoughts or suggestions are appreciated. (I'm also not opposed to shopping elsewhere for savings but this was just the list I've been putting together for some time.)