Building my 2nd PC to replace my 1st dual core, 775 build that I did over 6 years ago. The MB crapped out on me and I figured it was time to update. This will be a semi-budget gaming, vid encoding, family PC.
I have purchased some of the components already. Guess I'll list out my system and what I've bought already first and what I need left to buy second. I will be reusing my monitor till I upgrade GPU..
Looks like you have it all planned out and ready to go , except for the psu , a lot of people are going to say it is good enough and you don't really need more but not me. If that is an older psu from your previous build then it's time for a new one , I don't know if crossfire is in your plans and maybe you don't know either so I would go with this just to be safe;
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Thanks for the reply! The PSU has never been used. I bought it for a build I was going to do when I bought the case way back. Well, life got in the way ( new baby, new house) so that got put on hold. So, it's been sitting in the closet since new. With the cpu and MB, I'm getting tight with my budget. I will definitely be looking for a replacement when I upgrade my card next year.