This is my first build so don't be too hard on me please haha. The big thing right now that I don't know is the PSU that i should use. I was going with 500w but I decided I would eventually want to add other things so I wanted some expandability. I know I'll need 750 but I was thinking of 1000 just in case, but I'm not positive. I have most of it decided but any of it can be changed so suggestions are welcome. I think it all adds up to around $550-$600 but I have room to spend around $700-$750 but the lower the better haha. It's really just going to be an everyday use computer. I'll be on the Internet a lot, I'm prone to using multiple programs at once (browser, photo editor, music, and word processor is a normal combination), multimedia usage, and I haven't started gaming but it is something I'd like to do. Overclocking has interested me lately as well. Also, I plan to use Linux Ubuntu as I do now. We'll there's all of that and here are the parts:
-NZXT Phantom full tower. I recently heard that NZXT has poor customer service so I wouldn't mind changing that. I want a full tower case, I need 4 5.25" external at least but preferably 5 as well as 5 3.5" internal. I also would prefer having a door on the front and a side window like the Phantom does.
-I know it may be a stupid idea or a waste of money but I'm going to go with an AMD FX-8120 Processor.
-I have been looking at a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 motherboard but that is subject to change if there's a better one for the money. I want a high amount of USB ports and 5 sata ports.
**I found a good deal on these two as a combination and I would rather it be a combination if you propose another so that it's more cost effective.
-EVGA GeForce GT-520 Video Card. I don't want to spend much on this because that isn't a huge deal to me. I need it to be HDMI though.
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB, but if you know of a budget but still good 16GB replacement I would rather have that.
-WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache. This is a little bit of an overkill but I found a good deal. I think starting off with 500GB would be better but this is the most bang for my buck I've found. I'm going to start with just a single HDD but I eventually want to have a raid 10 set up and a SSD with just my OS on it. I don't know what capacity for the SSD would be best though. I also don't know much about the different brands so any help here would be nice.
-Using this case I will have 2-3 200mm led fans and probably 3-4 120 or 140. (It comes with a bunch and I'm not just going to take them out)
-I don't know what kind of heat sink to use so suggestions would be great. No water cooling though, I don't care if the chances of it busting are slim I'm not taking them.
I want to either have a red theme or purple and orange (Ubuntu colors) so keep that in mind please.
I have found a lot of this from compusa so that is my preferred website but it doesn't really matter.
If there are any other additional details that you may need I probably have them.
Thanks ahead for any help =)
First build advice/critiquing