So, I would like to know what a good recipe would be for a machine that can run games, Multi task, Run Multiple Google Chrome Tabs, Do homework and would provide a reasonable upgrade path in the future.
CPU: I have though about the following i3 3220, i3 3240, FX-4170, FX-4300, Phenom II x4 965 BE and any others that fit my budget.
Motherboard: For Intel I have thought about the B75 Chipset as it will allow to upgrade to i5 /i7 in the future and supports CrossfireX, For AMD I have thought of the 970 Chipset as it is the equivalent in terms of add-on cards, also it must be ATX size)
Graphics: I will not include the graphics card as that will be bought separately and at a later date, I am thinking of the HD 6850/6870.
RAM: I want at least 8GB, 1600MHz+ and it must only occupy to slots(for further upgrades)
PSU: I need at least 450Watts but I would like maybe 550Watts to maybe CrossfireX in the future, I dont think I will find any Modulars for the price but that would be nice
Case: I have thought about the 334U but as long as I can use all the slots on my motherboard it will be fine(no bright colours such as yellow please)
If you could analyse my thoughts and tell me what you think, I am in the UK so I would be looking at places like Cheap Laptops, Computers and Cheap LCD TVs | Ebuyer.com
and Scan but if you suggest others that would be fine.