I am preparing to assemble my new build and wanted opinions on my choices. I will be using my system for light gaming, M/S Office applications, internet, watching videos and occasional CAD work. I designed the build to allow for future upgrades.
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
Processor: Intel I5 2500k
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo (Arctic Silver 5 compund)
Ram: Corsair Vengance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600mhz CL 9-9-9-24 1.50 volt Low Profile
Case: Antec 300
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 620 watt (80 plus certified)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 rpm 64mb cache Sata 6.0
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4550 (reusing an old card until I can upgrade to something current)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Optical Drive: Liteon DVD burner
Future upgrades will include a SSD for the operating system and a new video card (possible SLI/Crossfire configuration)
I will be reusing the following: mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer and video card (as stated above)
All of the parts listed have been purchased at my local MicroCenter, so returns or exchanges can easily be made if neccesary.