Outline of requirement/needs/desires + budget
Here is what I will be shooting for on a first build plus the money factor....
1- Quiet and fast
2- Photo/video edits
3- Media (movies, occasional TV, music)
4- Gaming (mid-level but want to room to escalate if desired)
5- Fair level of futureproofing
6- Budget of $1,500 to $2,000 including OS (may exceed top end of budget a bit after odds and ends are tallied)
7- Do want a SSD for OS and will be dual booting with Linux Mint or Ubuntu (SSD will also be used for some programs)
8- Plenty of storage
9- Blu ray plus another op drive to burn one cd/dvd to another
Have a good Samsung TV 32 inch used as monitor, want to upgrade wireless kb/mouse (but not military style gaming coz the wife would have none of that), also want a quiet a mouse as possible, set up for a good/basic remote, already have a good Logitech 5.1 sound system. Understand some mobos now have onboard sound adjustments through monitor?? True or false?
Enough for now. Suggest components, ideas, questions for clarification, please.