Specc'ing out a build for a friend of mine, I'm fairly happy with it so far but I decided to ask the community what they think of it.
Approximate Purchase Date: January-Feb 2013 (bit far I know, the build will likely change a bit by then) Budget Range: Direct quote "A Flexible $1500". System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and School usage Are you buying a monitor: Yes Parts to Upgrade: Whole build Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: PC Case Gear for now, may buy the components from multiple stores when it comes time. http://www.pccasegear.com/ Location: Victoria, Australia Parts Preferences: No particular preference on parts Overclocking: Yes, though nothing extreme. SLI or Crossfire: Future possibility Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Blue colour scheme and a minimalist looking case, though no great desire for aesthetic appeal. And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Running a crummy Core 2 Duo laptop with little gaming capability beyond LoL and some RTS'.
good, but i would change the power supply to a corsair or an xfx or seasonic, although it looks like you have it to so it might be ok. and for the graphics card i would get the equivalent of a 7870, or if you can save some money on one of the other parts and get the equivalent of a 7950
I think 8000 series is coming out in March. 8870 is supposed to be pretty cheap a launch. Everything looks good to me. You should be able to crossfire with that build. Seagates don't seem to have the best reliability, but you get what you pay for.