I had to share this, I've been wanting to build a box for real for a while. So when our family PC died, I took the opportunity to clear it with our household Director of Operations (my wife). She approved the project, so here we are.
CPU i5 5790. I wanted an i7, because it was the biggest, baddest and most expensive. Not because I really needed it, but because I wanted it. I am not a gamer, don't do any video editing to speak of, but I do run some virtual machines in Hyper-V (part of my job function at my work). So the wife gently suggested a less expensive chip.
Motherboard Gigabyte H97. I really wanted lots of RAM capacity 32 gigs supported, and I wanted to future proof it as much as possible.
RAM 16 gigs to start with
Storage 1 terabyte for data storage with my wife and kids users as well as myself (I have a NAS at home and we upload to OneDrive and I purge data occasionally). I put a 500 gig SSD drive. Whoa, it is blazing fast. From completely off to Windows sign on screen in 19 seconds. Windows 10 on it runs like a dream...so far, LOL.
I don't know any thing about power supplies, and cases, so I went on reviews. I must say I like the case I got a lot, and it was easy to install and manage cables. So, here we are.
Be gentle, it is my first build. I named the family computer Ultron. My wife and kids rolled their eyes.