System Usage from Most to Least Important: Home, surfing, gaming. Its Dad's computer so its gotta be versatile but I want to play Skyrim and Diablo 3
Parts Not Required: I will get keyboard, mouse, OS, and new monitor afterwards so do not include in build specs
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon and NewEgg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Intel Asus and otherwise known names.
Overclocking: While I know what overclocking is I have never done it. While not interested in stretching the components to far I would be interested in pushing some.
SLI or Crossfire: At this time NO
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200. I have my eye on a 24" monitor.
Additional Comments: Quiet, good airflow, some type of dust control. I would like this computer to have a long life. I generally get 4-5 years out of a PC. I understand that may not be possible for gaming down the line but I would like it to still be a usable home computer. Saying that some of my components might be overkill.
Parts were taken from research on this site mostly.
Those are my parts so far. Some things I want to know include: No soundcard? Is that just a thing of the past or is integrated good enough? Any thoughts on wireless networking card? I am also strongly looking at going to 2tb on the hard drive just because of all the family stuff. Would you put an SSD in this build? Final thought about CPU and motherboard install if I have done just about everything else with a pc from RAM to video cards and HDD's should putting the cpu in be a huge leap?