never built a computer before. most of my knowledge for this undertaking i've picked up from scouring the web over the last couple days. this machine would be solely be used to run 16+ tables on dual monitors, a system-resource intensive database program called Holdem Manager, itunes, and mozilla. i don't do any other pc gaming or heavy multimedia stuff. although i am only planning to run two monitors in the immediate future, i would like to leave open the possibility of running up to four. this factors into my choices of motherboard and video card.
i selected this CPU solely because it consumes only 65W. other quad-core CPUs all drew 95W-125W .. not sure how long i have to run this machine to justify the savings? but if i'm being silly, let me know.
i selected this motherboard because it has 2 pcie slots, which would allow me to put in a second video card if i ever decided to run 4 monitors from this machine. but i have a question about the 'onboard video chipset' -- since i would be planning to buy a better graphics card, can i remove the one that the motherboard came with? does it matter? will its presence interfere with the function of an additional (and superior) graphics card?
this is also something i'm flat out unsure about. for my purposes, it doesn't seem i need anything remotely flashy here. should i just buy a (relatively) cheap HD 4650 card like this one ? do i need to know something about crossfire capability?
~600W sounds like a good number? haven't got quite this far yet, as i'm still hung up about the video card.