Budget Range: 500 - 600 ( preferably lower, after shipping and promos, before rebates)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Browsing, Video Editing, Microsoft Office Tasks
Are you buying a monitor: Not at this time unless there is a good deal.
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Parts Preferences: Whatever fits my bill
SLI or Crossfire: Not necessary
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (may run at a lower resolution while gaming, if necessary)
Additional Comments: 1) Power Efficiency (Prefer it to run on a 80 + Certified PSU at under 500 W) - I want the Computer to be "Green" in a manner of speaking. Especially if I get an apartment in a year or two and I have to pay utilities, I don't want this to consume much power.
2) Average College Kid Budget. I'm slightly flexible, MAYBE up to 600$, but I like the price range right here. If you switch somethings around though and lower RAM (I may not need 8 GB for example) in favor of other things, I am open for that
3) I want the case to have a profile. It's hard to find one at my price range. I like the TH's Recommended Buy Rosewill because of the three fans and the Rosewill Future because of four fans, but I'd personally rather have a profile and two fans.
4) At any one time I can make my computer usage involve no more than 40 GB on my main drive. As a matter of fact that is what I am using right now and I am not even trying to conserve space. This makes it easier to get a lower capacity SSD. I do have an extra 2.5 HDD available.
Here is my build:
Grand Total: 498.69
Case (I saw this and kinda was just awed by how nice it looks. I'm open for something less showy but it should be distinctive): Raidmax Blade54.99
You should get a i3 3220($120 newegg) and asrock h77m($70 newegg). That would be much better than the cpu and mobo you picked. Also the ocz vertex 4($60 newegg) is a good ssd for about the same price after the rebate.