Approximate Purchase Date: I've already bought everything EXCEPT the monitor
Budget Range: (700 or so)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: word processing, surfing the net, iTunes / Netflix / Youtube, basic audio/video encoding, simple "flash-based" games on internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel "Ivy Bridge" compatible
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Plan on 1920x1080
Additional Comments: A trusted friend helps me build PCs, so my knowledg is limited somewhat, though I can pick components decently (I think). This computer is for a 12-year-old girl who does her "gaming" on PS3 ... I might have gone "overkill" with the CPU, but I just couldn't pull the trigger on the i3-2100, and her birthday is BEFORE the Ivy Bridge i3's come out (early September). I'm skipping the SSD, and just going to put the OS on the 1TB HHD (partitioned).
She lives with her mother (about 5 miles down the road) and they currently do not have internet access ... they will get it with the addition of this PC. I have no idea on whether they will get something that allows the PC to be "hardwired" for internet (my preference) or whether this PC will have to be wireless.
On that note, I plan on installing a Wireless PCI card or whatever, similar to THIS one that I have in my own computer:
From what I can tell, the MOBO I have only has ONE slot for PCI stuff ... if my daughter ever decides that the Intel IGP is "not enough" for her needs (ie, two years from now) and I want to install a graphics card, like this one:
If she does need wireless, just go ahead and get a USB wireless adapter to save the one expansion slot. There's a cheap ($10) Edimax nano receiver that you can plug in and forget about that I've used. Or you can get a bigger one with a full antenna.
I say don't worry about if for now. Wait until you know she needs wireless or not.