My old laptop finally died a couple of weeks ago so ive decided i finally want to build my own system. I have moderate computer hardware knowledge so i have already consulted my brother and roommate who have both built their own systems in the past. Neither of them are experts by any means but they have experience with building systems and my roommate is going to help me put the system together when i get it. I decided to come here to get some expert opinions and guidance on my first build. I am looking to build a budget system for around $600. I am a college student, i wont be doing any intense video or audio editing or rendering, i am not an intense multi-tasker, i am looking to do some casual gaming, mainly just playing some tf2 and Call Of Duty. I am not looking to play on max graphics, i am fine with med graphics, i care alot more about frame rate than graphics so im not looking to spend too much on a graphics card. More than likely not looking to do any overclocking. I want to make sure my build is going to be able to be upgraded relatively easily in the next few years if i wish. I already have OS, monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
If you get the Antec, don't get the model with the built-in PSU - that has the potential to be disastrous down the road. I know Antec built-in PSUs are generally much higher quality than the competition but I still wouldn't trust it. Maybe try something like this: