Input appreciated re: new build list
Waiting to hear back from shop on condition of the hp tower and its mobo but til then I further researched and stepped up prepping for the new build I want to try my hand at. Will keep hp for bit longer if I don't have to sink much money in it or can be repaired easily. Did not plan on building this soon but will if the situation so warrants. In any event, I am preparing to build a system and have the following criteria and notions in mind:
1-Future proof as best as I can without breaking the bank or being entirely daft
2-A video/photo editing machine. Have been getting further into photography and want to create more with video.
3-Media center for TV, movies, music
4-Mid range gaming (il sturmovik, flight combat games, etal) Though not a full on gamer I want flexibility and opportunity to move up if desired.
While not computer literate I have learned a fair bit and wish to learn more. The hardware makes more sense to me than some software and the navigation of such and I'll likely be reaching out to these forums when it comes time to setting everything up for a lot assistance in that arena. Until then, any input on the following list is appreciated and let me know if it is overkill or whether I should place an emphasis (money or thought) elsewhere.
I started with a couple of lists some guys at the local NCIX were kind enough to create from my criteria. I investigated these items, used some but added and tweaked them until I came up with what seems to be what I am aiming for. I have a budget of about 2 grand, give or take. I am basing the cost on NCIX since they are literally a stones throw away from my abode and help if needed.
Why am I doing this? To see if I can, to understand computers better and create something great for the years to come.
Case-Fractal Design R3 Mid tower
Pwr- SeaSonic 860XP Platinum
Mobo- ASUS Sabertooth P67 LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge
RAM - Corsair Vengence 16 GB DDR1600 (for editing purposes)
CPU - Intel Core i7 2600 Quad core LGA 1155
SSD - OZC Vertex 3 120 GB 2.5 in SATA3
HDD - (2 for video storage, bkup and likely RAID 0 config, if I understand it correctly)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64 MB
Video - eVGA GeForce GTX580
Blu-ray- LG BH12Ls35 3d playback
Optical- LG GH24NS90 Writer/Burner
Thanks for the tips, ideas and experience in advance.