APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: First week of August (ASAP)
BUDGET RANGE: 500-600 after rebates (Under 500 is preferred)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: General Use (Office, Web Surfing), Gaming (Starcraft 2), Editing (Photoshop, Illustrator), Watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com (any reputable site that has the best price)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD X3 or X4
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19", 1280x1024; May upgrade in near future to larger screen ~22"
This is the first time I'm building a computer, and as such, will appreciate all the help I can get. I will primarily use this PC for general use (Office, Web, Movies) and Adobe Illustrator. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but recently purchased Starcraft 2, and would like to be able to play the game at its highest settings (from my understanding, SC2 isn't a highly demanding game..) A quiet PC is preferred.
I picked out the parts that are needed, minus the PSU. Any help in terms of the following would be awesome:
1) Choosing a PSU
2) Making sure all the components are compatible
3) Recommending a different brand/model that may be better deal than the one I chose