APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $600 Before Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: general internet, light photo editing, home video editing in WAX, casual gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or whoever is cheapest
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Been a while since I built a computer so I'm out of the loop. My wife just recently got into editing home movies and I don't know much about what components affect that the most. My wife and I are to busy to game much right now, but things should calm in about six months. Don't need to run games at the highest settings, we have a 1680 x 1050 Widescreen monitor that suits our needs.
Here is what I've come up with so far. I don't really like the way the case looks, but it's a good price and well reviewed so I can live with it. Feel free to recommend something else
If you are wanting to upgrade components and use the power supply for a while, I highly recommend upgrading to either an Antec, Corsair or SeaSonic over Cooler Master. It would be well worth the money, if that is your plan. Cooler Master are not considered a top tier power supply or highly recommended.
Example, the Antec TP-550 has 41AMPS on it's 12V rail, where the Cooler Master has only 40AMPS.
I'm bad about sending in rebates, so I'll stick with the Antec and the Power Cord you posted. I find it amusing that shipping is free on the PSU, but the shipping for the $3.49 cord is $2.99. So I guess I'll order this tonight to make sure to get the 15% off and order everything in about two weeks.