I hope I'm not crowding the forums by posting again, but I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on my first ever PC build. I've gotten some good advice thus far, from gkay09 in particular (many thanks!), but I just want to do one more gut check before I consign this $1100+ to fate... If you have a spare moment, please review my build and let me know what you think... much obliged
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: $1000-2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Internet, Entertainment, Word Processing/Office
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, & Mouse,
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com or wherever I can find things cheaper
I can swap out the RAM, I wasn't aware that the new boards had issues there. I think the ram you suggested is the same price or cheaper anyway.
Can I ask why you don't like the case? My original build was using the Antec 300 case, but I got a recommendation on these boards to use this one because it has more fans. Honestly, the computer is going to go under a desk anyway, so my case choice has nothing to do with asthetics, just air flow and cooling.