This system is to replace a nearly 10 year old Dell Dimension 2350 desktop ($1000 back in the day - ha!) which may be wiped clean and become a Internet device for the kids.
The build will be for mainly just a new family PC, with Internet use and watching streaming college football games on ESPN. Might see some VPN remote desktop work for the wife and I.
I'm a cheapskate at heart and wanted to see how much computer I could build at a reasonable price. Every time I start to price out a new computer with decent stats, the price starts to head north very quickly.
Will likely add more in the future.....the mobo/cpu combo I bought seemed like a good deal at $90 after rebate. I'll keep my eye out for RAM deals and pounce on more when the time is right since this mobo has 4 slots.
As found out with some of my other "store bought" systems, having only 2 RAM slots and other older technology can become real bottlenecks in the future.
After reading various comments and researching a bit around the Internet, I have decided to take the advice of some and I just ordered a Corsair CX 400w PSU.
At first I thought it was the usual "you should only buy this brand or that" or it's junk Internet forum snobbery (this is not restricted to computers).
However, I did check some of the seemingly legit review sites that took some of these things apart as well as try to blow them up and was convinced that saving $5 ($29 after rebate, but before Bing cash back - another $6.59) was probably not the best way to go about my first build.