"First issue I have is with the case. Bottom mounted power supply cases are not the best for heat dissipation in my opinion."
I doubted having a bottom-mounted power supply, too. In that case, I'll choose a different case just to be safe.
The total required Amps is dependent on the Graphics card, which you didn’t select. On board graphics are not suitable for high end gaming.
I'm not an avid gamer myself, but I might get Battlefield 3 just to see how well the computer can handle newer programs. But I will need a graphics card for multimedia editing. To avoid spending too much at once, I'll wait a couple of months before I actually purchase a video card. So I guess I'll have to bear with the integrated graphics for now.
"Your CPU selection is an OEM which means no heatsink/fan included and warranty is shorter. I recommend a retail CPU."
Actually, the heatsink and fan are included with the CPU.
"If you specify your budget and what you expect to do with the rig we may be able to better recommend hardware."
As of now, my budget is 400 USD, but since I live in California, Newegg charges tax since a Newegg warehouse is located in CA. I don't plan on playing too many games, but I'll mostly use it for video and image editing.
See this board instead.
After looking at the board's features I will switch to this one instead. And just to be sure, AM3+ sockets are compatible with AM3 CPU's, right?
"And do you really need a quad? Here's an X3 for a lot cheaper. And if you can get your SuperBiiz order up to $100, you can get $10 off using SAVEU10."
At the rate of technological advancements, I don't want to risk having a computer become obsolete, so just to keep up with the times I chose an X4. However, if I decide to get a higher-end video card, I'll go with the X3 to reduce the overall cost.
"Small HDD with only 16MB cache?"
I have to agree with you there. I plan on dual-booting Windows with some Linux distros so I'll look into other drives.
I recommend getting DDR3-1600 though, it's the same price.
I went with DDR3-1333 because I wasn't too sure if 1600 was supported by the CPU but after looking around in a few Web sites I found out it will work.
Anyway, thanks riider and OtheHill for the help.
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