Tomorrow I am finally going to be building my first computer! Here are the specs so far if anyone is interested...
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+
CPU: AMD A10-7850K
Case: Corsair Carbide 200R
PSU: Corsair CX500M
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz 8Gb (2x4Gb)
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120Gb
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE 320Gb
ODD: Samsung-Toshiba TS-H653
Wi-Fi adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800
All of the above is bought new except for the HDD and the ODD which are both salvaged from an old computer.
I will be using the processor's integrated Radeon R7 graphics for a few months until I can buy a dedicated card - hopefully a Radeon R9 270X or Radeon R9 290X to CrossFire with the processor.
My immediate upgrade plans are to get some more fans (Corsair AirFlo LED) and an NZXT Sentry 3 fan controller. The case only comes with 2 120mm (1 intake, 1 exhaust) made by Corsair but I am going to put 2 140mm blue LED on top and 2 140mm blue LED on side, 2 120mm red LED in front as exhausts and then probably a white 140mm at the bottom to illuminate the inside in a clear light and either a white or purple 120mm exhaust.
Beyond that I will be looking to upgrade the CPU cooler, add another 8Gb of Ballistix Sport 1600MHz to give myself 16Gb RAM and, of course, add the graphics card mentioned above.
I think it should be pretty nice for my needs as it is, however, although I am a little dubious of the two supplied case fans - anyway, I'll get more of them at the end of the month with a Sentry 3 fan controller.
The SSD would ideally be larger but I only bought that today (Amazon Express delivery for tomorrow!) as Amazon slashed the price right down so as a pleasant surprise I could buy it.
The OS will be Windows 8.1 Pro, transferred from my retail license on my laptop.
I will be using an AOC e2050Sn monitor... its only 20" and 1600x900 and is also on my "Upgrade soon" list... at least the A10 will have no problems powering it on its own! The one thing I really like are my peripherals: a CoolerMaster CM Storm Recon mouse and Cherry Infinity KM300 keyboard picked up from Gadget Show Live last year at bargain prices.
I will let you know how I get on and how it is running once it is built tomorrow - awaiting Amazon delivery of the SSD, promised by 1pm tomorrow!
Thanks if you bothered to read this,