Question #1: I want to play Skyrim on Ultra with some photo-realistic texture packs at 1080p (30+ FPS). I am looking for a GPU that will satisfy these needs. I am a bit worried about bottle-necking with my not-so-powerful CPU. I was thinking the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB. I know this card will handle my needs, but it is a little on the expensive side. Also my 530W PSU is cutting it a little close, don't you think? Anyway, if there is a better option out there, I would love to hear it!
Question #2: I listen to a lot of music (Pink Floyd ) and the Motherboard I bought is designed just for that! It provides shockingly high 24-Bit 192khz sound! I plan on connecting this to my 5.1 Channel surround sound using an HDMI cable. Problem is, if I have a graphics card I will have to route the video and audio through the card, right? Will I be losing out on my HD sound?
Question #3: I'm sure you get this alot, but is their any advantage of 16GB RAM over 8GB? Is it enough for another $50? Will I notice a performance boost? My RAM already scores a 7.9 WEI.
Question #4: Is the FM2 socket Mobo I bought future-proof (2-3 years)? Will they continue to release FM2 socket processors?