alright, so, i intend on building a new system for the first time in years. it's been a while since i've built one, so i need a little guidance on this. i want a system that'll be strong in multitasking, have lots of storage, and whose most power-hungry activities will probably be encoding/transcoding and watching high-quality rips and perhaps some light gaming (but nothing too heavy, i'm more of a console gamer than a pc gamer). the main components i need some feedback are on the processor, motherboard, video card, power supply, and i guess memory. the rest i can figure out on my own. i'm looking to make a complete build that totals 1200 or so max, but if i could keep everything down to around 1000, that'd be ideal.
yeah, i don't mind overclocking. i would like a cheap i7 build to be sure, but from my browsing, i don't think it seems all that possible to build a cheap i7 system given the premium on ddr3 ram, the processor, and the motherboard, but maybe i'm mistaken.