The best future proofing you can do on a new PC build (IMHO) is a good quality case and PSU, these are a good solid foundation that can last several upgrades with different series of motherboard, CPU sockets, RAM … and we all like to upgrade our graphic cards often, don’t we … I know I do
But yeah, a good quality PSU is a must, do research here, some can blow and the poor quality ones can take out a lot of components when they do, seen it happen. It does not need to be a high wattage one as mentioned, 750W would be fine for a single modern graphic card, probably two.
In my two sort of high end PC’s, the older one uses a Corsair HX1000 that must be past its 5 year warranty now? (Oh yeah, look for a good warranty if you can) and I should probably replace it as a matter of insurance, the newer PC has Super Flower 1000W unit and its been in use for over a year, both great PSU’s that I spent a bit of time on researching.
I like good peripherals too like Keyboards and Mice, but as for graphic cards and CPU’s, these tend to change every year if you want to stay on top with some new revisions expected soon for those.
As regards motherboards, had some terrible bad luck with ASUS high end motherboards in last two builds, I know they are popular, but if something goes wrong Asus do not want to know, at least so in Europe, I’m not going to use Asus motherboards again (probably ) Pretty much tried most brands, inc Gigabyte, Abit (<-- sadly no more) currently a fan of high end MSI motherboards, they do everything the flashy Asus bling boards can do and have been perfectly stable for me too, easy to flash the BIOS via the different methods and the USB reliability for a lot of Flight sim accessories just works out of the box, rock solid stable unlike Asus for me, talking 12 Saitek FIP’s here and several of their panels as well as TPM, Yoke, Rudder pedals and TM Warthog.