First time computer builder here looking for opinions.
I am most interested in longevity and the ability to upgrade piece by piece in the future.
I will use this computer for light photo editing and large quantity storage of photos, duplicating and storing large quantities of both audio and video, YouTube, I-Tunes, Google Earth, News and Weather , General Web Surfing, and so on.
I have already gone over my intended budget, but am fine with that if the quality is worth the money.
Right now I am at almost $900.00
So here is what I have chosen, and would like to know what you think, good, bad, and the ugly.
Also is this everything I will need or have I missed something?
I will not need a Monitor, Keyboard or Mouse.
One other question is will the Intel HD Graphics 2500 in the CPU do what I have described, or will I need a GPU?
Thanks in advance, and Have a Great Day.
Everything looks good there. First, for what you are doing, the intel hd on board graphics will work fine, I have it on my office machine running adobe PS and illustrator. I just wouldn't expect to game with it. If you are looking to run HTPC with this, or file serving, consider a WD Red. But the blacks are awesome, I've not had a single failure yet with those.
However, your CPU is grossly overpowered for what you're doing. Save yourself a bunch of money and get an i3 with the same socket, you won't know the difference except the extra money in your pocket.
At first, I'd say that your power supply is grossly out-matching your build - but you did mention you may want to upgrade later (perhaps throw in a graphics card or two), so I suppose its fine. At that price though, you're overpaying for what you're getting, in my opinion.
Also, I would buy Windows 7 pro if you intend to keep it. If you plan to change to Windows 8, don't bother.Good luck.
What is the reason for this?
Thanks to everyone so far for the input.
My main reason for picking the parts that I did was to get the most up to date technology that I could afford at this time.
I am doing some comparisons and some learning from the input I am getting, and am hoping to get more opinions to help me finalize my decision. Thanks to all and Have a great day.