I know the term future-proof is kind of a joke, but I'm looking to build a desktop to use in conjunction with my laptop. I want it mainly for playing lossless music through my Klipsch speakers, so audio and storage are both important. I don't care about gaming, but 720p playback is required at minimum. The main thing is that I'd like a solid mobo/case combination so that the CPU/memory/video card/etc can be upgraded in the future. I came up with this build, but I'm open to anything to cut costs further while ensuring it'll be capable to do what I want.
Saves about $50. You will get good enough onboard graphics from a 780g. No need for 1066 memory for your usage. No need for 3 cores either, though there are slightly cheaper dual core cpu's from amd than the athlon 250, but none of them are as efficient, or as fast. No need for caviar black given what you want out of your system... its barely faster anyways, green wil suffice.
I do not like that psu, but another one will mean more money.
If music is your priority, you might want to get a cheaper processor and buy a sound card.
Could you recommend a decent sound card? I haven't really read too much about them.
Thanks kevin1212 and Proximon for the replies. I'll check out AMD 5050 processor, but I would like to have an AM3 mobo for the future. I would prefer to have Intel, but I've been going with AMD because the integrated graphics seem to be better. Would it be possible to reduce the cost by switching to Intel and a cheap dedicated video card?