At the bottom of this message is the list of parts that I ordered from Newegg, assembled, and I'm using the computer right now. It works great, it was fun, Newegg and Tom's were awesome for the entire process.
One problem - I didn't put enough research into Asus motherboard or graphics/monitors/GPU etc. I didn't think I needed a monitor because I have a smaller LCD TV with HDMI (and VGA) hookups.
I realized as I was installing the motherboard that there was no HDMI port... how exactly does this work then? With a good graphics setup, is an HDMI cord not necessary with the proper monitor?
I'm very confused and not sure what I should do.
I put on the BD-ROM in hopes of using this to connect to our larger LED TV... will that even work?
I want to use this computer mainly for Autocad, internet, and movies, not games.
So, I was a little frustrated and tired last night, but when I powered on the unit this morning Windows had installed the driver for the APU and now my desktop looks "normal" and I am able to set my resolution to 1920x1080 instead of the 800x600 I had last night, so that helped me feel a LOT better.