I am getting ready to build a new system it will be used mainly for school and some gaming. I do not currently do a lot of intensive gaming as my laptop just wont let me. I am looking to upgrade gaming ability in a few months but need the new system for school now. I study computer security and forensics currently and run several programs at a time quite often. To start with I will only be running on board video and then upgrading to a video card later. I am trying to keep this build as close to or under $500 dollars right now and then finish the upgrades with my next education expense check. Here is what I have so far that I will be buying new.
This currently has me at $419.96
I am having an issue picking out a power supply for the system. I would like to go ahead and buy a power supply that will handle a good 1gb or larger video card when I upgrade. I also plan to add a 1TB or larger sata hard drive when I upgrade in a few months. I have a case I can build this in for now but would rather have a better case if I could find a good deal on a PSU and case combo.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well as any links to better prices, please consider all items I am currently looking at are shipped free.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) As close to $500 dollars as possible
System Usage from Most to Least Important: School work, Computer forensic programs, gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, and open to suggestions