I started doing research on how to build a computer a couple of days ago, and I've come up with this list. My parents have been complaining about their desktop recently, so I decided to take the opportunity to help them upgrade and get some experience in the process.
Just a couple of questions:
-The most important thing here is cost. I did a lot of hunting, and this seems like a fairly cheap build, but is there anything I'm missing? Perhaps another combo deal (I know the CPU and the ODD are one) I didn't find? Is there anywhere I could cut down further?
-Is everything compatible with everything else? I don't want to buy a part and find that it doesn't fit or something.
My parents don't really use their computer a lot, and I plan on using their old peripherals (monitor's still very good, and the keyboard and mouse were fairly recent purchases).
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Much better CPU, which will help with what they're going for. Let me know what you think!
I think it's brilliant! I know that my parents probably won't be using that kind of CPU, but I'll probably purchase it for them nevertheless. I'll try to order them all from the same place (makes it easier to keep receipts and such), but this was very helpful!
EDIT: Here's the new list. I think I still want to stick with a cheaper processor, since it does save us almost $40. I don't think I've sacrificed too much performance, though.