System Usage from Most to Least Important: HD Video editing, HD image editing, basic games occasionally as well as basic everyday office type work
Parts Not Required: Monitor (already have 23" LED)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any reliable ones
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No?
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Possibility of going dual monitors in the future, but not now.
I had been looking at building a computer with barebones kit, but started looking at desktops on HP site and they seemed reasonable compared to what I could build a similar desktop for. I'm also a student and HP gives students a little extra money off as well as a free Xbox 360 for purchases over $700.
Here is the one I was looking at. I would probably upgrade the PSU and GPU on my own sometime in the future.
HP Pavilion HPE h8-1360t Desktop PC
Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]
FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs] from 6GB
1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
No secondary hard drive
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
No additional security software
1GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 7570 [HDMI, DVI, VGA via adapter]
300W Power supply
FREE UPGRADE to Blu-Ray player
Wireless-N LAN card (1x1)
15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 2.0 (front), 2 USB 3.0 (top)
No TV Tuner
Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
HP backlit Beats keyboard & optical mouse
FREE Adobe(R) Premiere Elements & Photoshop 10 [$149 value]
This setup would cost me $791 plus tax with the included free Xbox 360. Let me know what you think.