That adds to $650 dollars , has the latest 9XX series chip set that supports all of Bulldozers features , and includes a quality PSU and a 6870
You'd only have $50 for a case and a dvd drive , but by searching for combo deals there are potential savings , I guess.
You can re-install the OS if you need to, OEM generally means that Microsoft doesn't provide you with any extra support but instead you kinda take that responsibility for yourself. Thus the idea with it being generally meant for OEM manufacturers that provide support for their machines like Dell / HP etc.
Just want to make sure everything is compatible. I think it is, right? Hopefully this gives me no problems, it is my first build, after all.
I went through a fair amoung of research and this is almost the exact build I came up with... I went with the 300 Illusion case because it was on sale (might still be).. The only other differences were I went with the G.Skill Ripjaws 4g at 1600z... and the PSU was a Corsair 650w (30 dollars off normal price with rebate.. I can find link if you want it)..
The main difference is I went with the i5-2500k CPU and the Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 so I could utilize the 2500k's onboard graphics until I buy a sick video card for later games (like BF3).
Don't let the onboard graphics fool you either, they can run Starcraft 2 on medium! : )
That way you can drop that cash on an ever better setup now, and just throw a video card, or two in later!