Ok, after a lot of research and checking with the boss I'm ready to buy & build my new desktop. It will replace a nearly 6-yr old Dell. I'll use it mainly for basic internet, personal finance and video editing for YouTube. I'm also interested in doing some basic gaming. I think I have picked out a good mix of components that I can upgrade & build on in the future if I need to. Here's the list:
If you're doing any gaming, especially on a big monitor, you will definitely notice the difference. The 5670 is not really the greatest card for gaming; it's just OK.
Also, for 7200rpm hard drives, the WD Caviar has a so-so reputation -- the Samsung Spinpoint is the one everyone raves about. Plus, it's cheaper: You can get the 500GB version for less than the one you picked, or the 1TB version for about $5 more than the Caviar.
@capt_taco I looked at the Samsung I think I will go with that. I also upgraded the CPU to the Athalon II x4 635 which should be a little better for non-gaming stuff which I will be doing a lot of. I also switched out the Graphics card to this which is a combo deal with Windows 7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
My only real question I guess is there anything I'm missing (except for the monitor)? This will be my 1st build so I want to make it as painless as possible.