Spent the last week or so researching parts, my main goal was to simply learn how to build a computer, learn the ins and outs of the components, and hopefully end up with a solid machine for a budget price. The most advanced applications I will using this system for is light gaming (WoW, SCII), and video and photo editing.
I'm looking for any input on the parts list i've come up with in terms of compatibility, brand quality etc. Also, are there any other parts I would need such as cables etc to complete assembly?
Well, if your not going to OC, thats a whole different story.
You can probably go with the stock CPU cooler. But if you ARE going to overclock, I would get a different cpu cooler, just in case you want to go higher in the future.
But, if you are not, you don't have to.
It's your descision!
And your welcome! I hope my input helped =)
P.S. It would be awesome if you could select one of these comments as a best answer so the thread would be closed for discussion if you think you got all the information you need.