I'm putting together a build to replace an old AMD single core. Planning on purchasing within the next month.
I don't have a GPU at the moment since there is onboard graphics and this will be used mostly by my wife who surfs, listens to music mostly. But I want to leave myself open for graphics since my daughter is interested in graphic design but mostly uses her laptop.
I'll use it to load some SAP and development tools. Planning on Win7 Ulitmate. I'll migrate the old to a backup. I'll add a cheap optical drive to the build.
I have the keyboard, mouse and monitor (can't remember the resolution
Total 666.93 including discounts which will fluctuate.
The main reason for the CPU and Mobo was for my development tools (Oracle and SAP), plus I do want the option, if my circumstances change and I start traveling less, to play some games on it. I like FPS like Call of Duty, Doom, etc. which would require the addition of a GPU.
I was thinking of a Coolermaster Centurion 5 which was my old case and worked well.
My last build was 4 or 5 years ago so I didn't want to go to cheap. This would be in the price range I would be willing to spend.