Originally Posted by Elanachan
Anticipating rising required specs for things is why I'm looking into the higher speed ram. The only overclocking I intend on doing is to clock the CPU up to meet the needs of the ram. This system will be liquid cooled, so I do not think heat will be that big of an issue as long as the system is working properly. The power supply I'm looking at is 1200 watts, and that was chosen from advice I have been given, knowing that in addition to what I've already shared, I am planning on up to two way SLI and a rather massive RAID array for mass media storage. I actually took the time to count that if I were too populate every spot possible in the case I have, I could have an 18 drive raid array, though it will probably be closer to 12.
64GB of RAM is not needed at all if you don't have workstation use cases. 32GB would be enough even for future proofing. I'd recommend DDR4-3200 or 3400. Seems to be the current sweet spot for price/performance.
That being said, future proofing for 10 years is pretty much impossible, 5 years is pretty reasonable though.
A 1200 watt PSU is probably way overblown and not needed, I'd recommend you open a thread for that in the PSU section here.
That being said, you would be better of building a proper server for a large RAID array, especially if you plan on doing 12 disks or more. Depending on what you plan to use this array for (single or multi user access, high or low workload), you should spec out the server accordingly: a Xeon for example if you're planning to do stuff like VMs on it. If you intend to use this as a single user storage server (for music, movies and whatnot) for example, then just put a Pentium-T or i3-T (T = low power model) in there.