Approximate Purchase Date: Sep. 3 for some parts, Sep. 9 at Microcenter for others
Budget Range: 900-1100 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: video streaming, surfing the internet, programming, networking, (maybe) gaming
Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: whatever is cheapest!
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: see below
Overclocking: Yes, eventually
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920X1050
Could use some help on choosing a case, or at least advice between the ones I've listed.
Also, would like confirmation that all these parts fit together (right connections on MB and all that) since this is my first build and I wanna make sure I don't get parts that I can't use.
Will I need to buy additional fans? I am confused on whether some cases include them or not, and I don't want to build it and lack a front and rear fan for air circulation.
Finally, I don't have a GPU listed because I don't plan on gaming for a while (if ever on this machine) and from what I've researched, I will be fine with the Integrated Graphics that come with the MB. Also, I could buy and easily install a GPU later on if I want. Confirmation/thoughts on these two things?
Both are great, I'm just giving diversity into the build.
80+ Gold is about 2-5% different from 80+ Bronze (The 520 Neo Eco is based off the Seasonic M12II) So it's not worth the extra $80. Your PSU can be used in future builds but so can the 520w. The 650w is just not worth $135 when the Neo Eco saves you enough money to buy ANOTHER solid 650w. You're not using a GPU so there is not reason to need more than 500w. Even if you needed a GPU 520w is good enough without CF/SLI.
Superclock performs better. Just because a heatsink is cheaper, doesn't mean it is better in all cases.