The timing of this build is not the best so the budget is fairly tight, I want to keep it under $800 if possible.
Firstly the current PSU is a Seasonic S12 550w version. From what I read the new Intel Haswell CPUs have some energy saving features that older PSUs like this aren't compatible with. I believe these features can be switched off so this won't be an issues. Anyone have experience with this?
Ideally I'd probably like a smaller case, I have a big Lian Li case and it's a tight squeeze fitting it into it's space. But due to the budget constraints I'll probably end up keeping the current case.
I also have an SSD I can use for my OS boot drive and other storage drives. So assuming that I can re-use the PSU, I need a motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, DVD drive.
I'm a video editor by trade so I like to be able to fire up and play with some graphics, photo and video editing apps occasionally. My son is dying try out minecraft so there will be some low-level gaming. I have some legacy firewire gear that is still in use so I need some way of getting that in there other via the motherboard or a an extra card.
I'm thinking a core i5, not much idea on the motherboard but I was happy with the ASUS previously so probably will stick with that, ram - I'm thinking at least 16gb (2x8gb) with a couple of empty slots for an upgrade in the future. Video card, from what I've read Nvidia is the way to go for Adobe premiere etc. Possibly a GTX750 ti 2GB, seems like a pretty good compromise of performance and price.
Last time I built the PC I had no kids and did a ton of research, 7 years and 4 kids later, I'm a little less up-to-date with the latest components etc. I would love any input, so please comments and suggestions welcome.