So, I bought a decent case, 430W PSU, and am going to give him my extra 128 GB SSD. But I still can't decide on the right CPU and Motherboard.
The PC will be used mainly for web surfing, watching HD videos from HDD, and some light gaming. I want everything to be lightning fast for him, and I want it to be somewhat future proof (will pay extra for unlocked K CPU for future OCing).
I do NOT plan on buying a discrete GPU right away, but may in the future. So, I definitely want to take integrated graphics performance into my valuation of these CPUs. Also, I will require a motherboard with HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, an optical audio out, and at least 1 SATA III 6Gb/s port for a SSD.
Maybe I will get a less fully-featured Mobo and get a video card with all the ports I need.
That is definitely a solid value, but I think I want a more powerful processor. I kinda want to splurge here.
I like the idea of getting a motherboard with fewer features to save some money for a video card that has all of those connections I want. However, I forgot to mention that I need at least 1 (hopefully 2) SATAIII ports for a SSD and HDD. From what I can tell, that mobo doesn't have them.