This is the build I'm looking at getting. I'm getting monitors with my friend's BB discount so that's covered. Will all these components work together and do what I want them to? I plan on running VS2010, Eclipse, at least 1 VM, play HD movies, do some audio recording, and do some video-editting(as a hobby). Will this work? Did I forget anything?
or go even lower. You can get a solid case, no PSU for even 40 bucks. APEX ones seem to be solid for price/performance.
I'd check out the deals for the day, 7/22. I remember seeing a 128 Solid SSD for around 170, if you're looking for more.
Unless you're planning on OCing you need not buy the K version of that processor and the heatsink.
I'm planning on using the ssd for the OS for sure.
As far as the case goes, I wanted one with decent ventilation obviously but I also wanted more USB ports on the front. Not really necessary but would be a nice to have. Now that I think about it, probably not worth the extra $100.
And yes, I do want to be able to OC so I can do an obnoxious amount of things at once(multiple instances of VS open, PowerDirector, etc.) should I want to. Thank's for the suggestions. I'll definitely check out the daily deals.
Better motherboard and the same memory for $70 cheaper? That's why I posted this before buying. Thank you! Also, thank's for all the other tips as well. I might not go with that case, but all your other suggestions are probably going to be the way I go.