I recently convinced myself to try and build my first PC and could use some advice. I have read a ton in the forums and have really tried to entrench myself with info so I can make a smart and affordable purchase. I am not a gamer but I would like to make this system somewhat future proof. My goal is to come out with a blazing fast, everyday use PC to be used mainly for home entertainment, internet surfing, some gaming and audio. So please, any advice will be greatly appreciated. Here's what I've come up with so far.
Budget: $600 - $700 before rebates
Planning to purchase in 1 to 2 weeks
Do not need monitor, mouse or keyboard. Will be hooking it up to a 42" LED HDTV and a 27" LED monitor(1920x1080)
I have no intention on overclocking or SLI/Crossfire as of right now
I would like to know if this is a good setup for surfing, videos, and some picture and video editing. I don't currently have a GPU picked out so any recommendations on one would be great. I was planning on using the i3 integrated graphics for right now and look at GPU's later but if you have an idea that will keep me around the same price I'll definitely consider it. Thanks again..I'll try and answer any questions you have ASAP.
Thank you for the build. As far as motherboards go is the Asrock a better choice than Asus? Or is it just a budget choice? Also, do you think I would be better off getting a mobo with a Z68 chipset for upgrading purposes or is the H67 fine. Thanks again for the info.