Approximate Purchase Date: Ready to pull the trigger any time
Budget Range: Pretty flexible. Would love to stay under $1000 all-in.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light gaming, some photo and video editing, watching stuff. A little of everything, general home usage.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Plan to use ncix.com and their assembly service probably
Country of Origin: Canada
Parts Preferences: No preference, willing to pay a little more $ for quality if you have suggestions.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: I don't have the need for the most powerful computer, but need it to look nice and last (will probably recycle it as a HTPC some time in the future. And I do like things to be snappy, if only to make my wife jealous that my computer is faster than hers...
Here is what I put together, based on the advice I've been reading here (all prices from yesterday at NCIX):
Silverstone Sugo SG02B-F Black SFF mATX Case 2X5.25 2X3.5INT No PS In Stock $74.76
Antec Earthwatts Green Series 380W ATX12V 80PLUS Bronze *No Pwr Cord* YES* $50.99
Asus P8H67-M LE REV3.0 mATX LGA1155 PCI-E16 PCI-E4 2PCI DVI HDMI VGA Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard $107.41
1. Will everything work together?
2. Does this case choice raise any concern about fitting everything in, or heat problems?
3. Is the 380W power supply big enough for it?
4. Is there a better graphics card, keeping in mind the case size? I usually play not the most demanding games - right now, Civ V and COD2MW - at 1280X800 and low/med settings on my 23" monitor, so I am looking for an improvement on that, particularly the resolution.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I may save with an i3-2100 (recommended by striker410), but am thinking that the better processor may help me future-proof a little, which could be worth the price difference.
(Yes, I realize with Windows and assembly, I'm just over $1000, but close enough...)