I'm building my first desktop and was hoping to get opinions on the parts that I've picked out. I've been using this site, pcpartpicker, and newegg a lot with putting these parts together. So, I'm hoping they'll be quality picks that will all work together. You will find a summary of my parts/requirements below using the sticky thread from FinneousPJ as a template:
Approximate Purchase Date: July or August 2013
Budget Range: $700 - $900 after rebates and after shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1) Limited gaming. By this I mean playing older games like KOTR I and II, Sid Meier's Civ V, ect. I'm not going to be going all out with running Battlefield 3 or Skyrim on high fps with this build. 2) Work. I'm an accountant, and we love spreadsheets. So, I might have upwards of 10 open at a time that I would be working with. I don't think that should be a problem nowadays, but I thought I'd mention it. 3) Watching movies. I am also intending to stream Netflix or Hulu on this build too. Overall - I want this build to be an investment that will work very well for right now in terms of speed and meeting my current needs while being able to last a long time without having to upgrade memory, RAM, or CPU.
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but I was going to wait until I got my build vetted here. Not too concerned with the monitor at this point in the process.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes. I can get Windows 8 through my work at a pretty good deal. So, I'm probably going to go with that as the OS.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com for mostly everything because it is well-known and seems to have some pretty good deals with everything, but I will use a different provider if the price difference is worth it.
Parts Preferences: Not really concerned about the name on the parts except for and Intel CPU. I just want quality parts that will last for a long time for everything else.
Overclocking: Maybe but probably not.
Additional Comments: I would like to have a quieter build that won't overheat, and I'm not too worried about the appearance other than that the wires and parts being organized inside the case. This is the main reason I chose the case and PSU that I did based on the feedback from newegg and these forums.