I'm working on my first ever mid range build from scratch. I've done a few builds where I've had a barebones system pre-built but it's been awhile. I've recently purchased case, MB, CPU, RAM, PSU, & OS. I need some suggestions for a gpu, 120mm blue fan, possible heatsink/fan for cpu, and HD. I bought the micro tower because it's small and light and I may possibly move it to living room and hook it up to 32in vizio lcd tv, however for now it will be used with a 1240x480? lcd monitor.
Use: internet, some gaming like dragon age, d3, dragon age2 (future games), possible htpc in future, may play around with minor cpu OC.
I'd like thoughts on a lower power GPU card less than $150. I don't want a super sized gpu that takes up half my case or one that is power hungry. I'm not sure if I want a 5670, 5770, 5750 or gts450. My pc's usually last 3-5 years on average.
I currently have an old seagate barracuda 7200.9 80Gb HD sata1 and external usb hd's. I'm not sure if I should go with one of the new seagate spindrives or a small ssd for the OS.
Also I'd like a quiet blue lcd 120mm fan for the front. Not sure what to get though.
Also do I need to get new heatsink/fan combo or will the stock one suffice?
Going over my build I'm also worried about the PSU, the amps on the 12V lines seem kind of low.