Finally, I am forced to build a new computer for myself. The computer will be used for Internet browsing 50%, MS Office 30%, and occasional gaming. I am tight on cash, and I want my computer to be somewhat upgradeable. Also, I have no preference between AMD and Intel (the only reason I picked an Intel was OC, and socket). I have never before built a PC from scratch, but I installed every component (WIN included) except Mobo, CPU, and PSU. I also took apart few laptops, and I have been around computers since I can remember (got my first C64 before I even went to school). I am also willing to OC my CPU (since I am building on a budget). My budget is around $550 + OS; I am thinking Vista. Anyways, here is what I have so far:
Since I haven't been following the scene I still need to pick a GPU and a PSU. Please help me build my first PC. Any suggestion is appreciated. Feel free to change anything above, and/or add something new.
P.S. I already have an 'old' CRT monitor that I am planning to use, so I will not be needing one. Thanks in advance
P.P.S Should I get some other HSF too since I plan on OCing?
Cooling - The stock Intel HSF is good up to about 3 GHz. The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro will take you up to about 3.2 - 3.3 GHz depending on your CPU and how much air you can move through your case. Anything better will be a budget buster