Things i could use help with are (and theres a lot since im brand new to this sorry):
Is this AMD processor good? ie in comparison to a intel core i5 2500 since these are both similarly priced and i have looked at buying both. Note that i have no current plans to overclock however its always an option in future i suppose, after i read up on it and learn all about it first .
Is this motherboard good? for the price. I made sure it was SLI capable for future upgrades as i heard that buying a single more powerful GPU is better than 2 moderate ones, is this true? if so then my plan is to buy the suggested and in future if needed, buy another identical one to use in tangent. This leads me to my next question, is my graphics card a good choice? I think the most demanding game i will play on it will be the command and conquer series, including the upcoming C&C Generals 2.
I think my RAM is okay but im open to suggestions.
I chose the HDD just as a place to keep my files untill i get more money together, yes i have my external drive but ideally id like to keep using it for my laptop, hence the cheap 1tb HDD. Also i think i would buy a SSD to install my windows 7 ultimate(not needed in budget since i already have) and other applications that i would often use, what size SSD do you think i should get? Also whats this thing where you can connect drives together to get them to run faster/have more storage space?
What PSU would be good for this build? Bearing in mind im keen to upgrade a few months down the line.
Im guessing the optical drive is okay? i will practically never use it, so as long as its usable i really dont care.
Is this a good case? Good airflow? cable management? also does it have removable dust filters? ive heard its good but i dont think it has the dust filters and id really like them since dust is a pain in my room, can anyone suggest a good case for me if this one isn't already a good one?
One final thing, liquid cooling, is it worth considering for me? Id love a silent computer, how loud would my current build idea be? and how much better/harder to install/more expensive is liquid cooling?
sorry for all the questions but thankyou if you read this far and are willing to help
all advice is massively appreciated, i will check back tomorrow to see any replies since its 5AM :/