I am redoing my main PC at home. it is will be used primarily as the host for media for all home devices, remote desktop and HD Video editing.. I have never used it for gaming and dont forsee this changing. I would be really grateful if you guys can cast an eye and see if Ive got things about right.
I've got an i5 3570K on order. Ive also got Case, PSU,storage drives and GFX card which I am carrying over from my existing setup.
My current proposed shopping list (which I would like to submit ASAP) is as follows;
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro 4, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI, ATX - £84.92
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM - £11.96
USB 3 Panel & 2.5" Bay: Silverstone FP38B, 3.5", 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x 2.5" HDD Mount - £12.29
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V - £30.96
Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 AMD 939/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+ - £19.98
And finally, I would like to put in an SSD as my boot drive. I've narrowed it down to 3 which would you recommend?
the thing with ASRock is that their boards tend to have more SATA ports. Ive already got 6 planned to be used from day 1.
also the price:feature ratio seems very good. If I could justify more, I would, but I think I would need a lot more to get similar specs on another brand. If this is not the case, please let me know of a decent board that isn't too much more.