Total: Around $615 after rebates w/ shipping+tax. This price sounded phenomenal compared to the prebuilt, refurbished system I was going to originally buy from asus, which would have needed a new PSU, GPU, and only had a 1045T processor.
Does this system look reliable, fast, and primarily future proof? I want to make sure that the motherboard will be able to stay without being upgraded because by buying the OEM form of Windows, changing the board will force me into buying another copy..
Note: I have many hard drives lying around which is why there are none on my list.
My use for this PC is for HD video editing in programs such as adobe after effects, adobe premiere pro, and sony vegas. I will also use it for streaming HD content from Hulu. If it has the capabilities, I will use it for gaming, I'm not much of a gamer though, so probably minecraft on max settings . Does my GPU+CPU look like it could handle those?
If you see anything that you'd like to replace etc. please do. I really don't want to go any higher on price, though.
Everything is fine. You could go with the first motherboard choice you have there, it works fine with your RAM and GPU. Also, my Power supply unit isnt certified for my graphics card either, and its never mattered for me. So i think you will be fine.