Hey guys I have posted a couple times and have had amazingly helpful results, so I figure I would post (what I think is) my final parts list for a budget build computer for light gaming/general average use. Not looking for computer of the year, but something that will last a while. Everything seems to be good, everything's compatible, and everything has positive reviews. My budget started at $700, and I seemed to have forgotten that. hah But, seriously I need to cap it out.
Any suggestions or concerns about the build (compatibility, how things will fit, etc) please let me know!
not really. a ssd won't improve nor speed nor performance hugely as long as basic use is concerned.
at such a low budget I would only go for a ssd if audio/video edit and rendering/modeling is concerned.
he can add a ssd anytime later so let's not have him mess up the rig.
as for the build you made is perfect.
only thing I would do to reduce cost is I would change the psu to a 550/520w quality psu because that is simply enough for 1 gpu (except you want to sli the 760 later and not change psu)
so for that system a xfx 550w / seasonic s12II-520w or antec hcg 520w would be enough.
as for sli psu anything of quality 650w or higher will do the best.
here psus tier list: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
I really see the benefit of having an SSD (my friend has one - extremely noticeable difference) but for now I can survive. Hopefully in the next month or 2 I can get one up and running.
My current PC is a 10 year old computer that a family member had built, so it still runs XP 32 bit, and it is OEM. Hence me seriously needing a new computer
The PSU I had wondered if it was a bit much, but since it's on sale for $69.99 ($10 rebate) I was unable to find a cheaper one, even smaller. I will check this link though (at a glance it looks incredible and thorough!) and see what I can find.
ssd is worth it but not at all to ruin your current build which will lead you to go for worser gpu or mb/cpu..
you can save a bit and add it anytime.
I am running 2 rigs one with ssd and another one without and the only place where the ssd shines is in rendering, sculpting and drawing conversion.
normal use will be reduced by 5-15 seconds maximum.