I would really like to have a build last ~4-5 years without having to swap out parts; not really looking to run games at max settings ever, am ok with med settings as long as I get good frames per second. I think the mobo is probably more than I need and would like to cut some cost there, but I'm having a hard time researching it.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: 700-800, preferably before rebates, but I'll deal. For current prices, please use the Newegg tab in the above link.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, work computer (nothing intensive)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would prefer as much as possible to be on 1 website, so probably Newegg.
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Unsure; would prob be willing to adjust this to improve frame rate.
Additional Comments: Would like to keep the i5, other things can be switched around. Looking for comments on Radeon 7870 vs Gtx 660