I've been looking to updating my comp for a while now; my current comp is about 5 years now. I've been working with Photoshop and painter for a couple of years and now I've gotten to point where everything is just to slow to do what I want. So I've decided to upgrade.
I don't plan on doing anything really intensive after I build it and I can only afford about $1000. As I said before I want to use Photoshop and Painter. But I also plan on playing some games, spore, the sims, and maybe some WoW.
So fare this is what I've come up with. Any and all advice is welcome.
All from Newegg
ePOWER Warrior EPC-523BC-450A Black SECC steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case PSII450W PCI express ready Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811202006
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JSRTL 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail
Item #: N82E16822136046
This is the monitor that I'm getting.
ViewEra V174SD-B Black 17" 8ms DVI LCD Monitor, 6 months No Dead Pixel Guarantee - Retail
Model #: V174SD-B Black
Also I really don't know what kind of psu to use. Anyone have any suggestions.
My firs comment is on the case. It has hardly any cooling at all. 1 80 mm fan and a side airduct. With the parts you ahev selected it shouldn't be too much of a problem, but if you want to upgrade of add more parts later you might run into heat problems.(I also think it's ugly, but thats not my choice)
If you can afford it the Corsair would be the best. It is highly recommended and offers plenty of power for your PC's future. Both the Corsair and Hiper are modular. This means that you only plug in the cable you need which will help with the airflow for your case.
I would look at 19'' monitors since they are only slightly more expensive and usually superior since most manufacturers shifted focus away from 17'' awhile ago. The same argument (with a bit more cost -- $40'') goes for 20.1'' monitors as of late. Of course with 20.1'' you might have to push more pixels than the 7600 could handle.
It's not that the PSU doesn't have enough power. It's all about quality with PSUs and Apevia is not highly recommended. Yes it would be fine right now, but it will fail quicker than it should. Plus it won't handle upgrades well. It's the OP's choice anyway. He can choose to listen or he can keep the one he has.