Hi everyone, I have finally decided to throw down some cash and get all my parts for an up-to-date system. After much research, I decided on the following components, with a limit of $1300 CAN. Since I live in Canada, keep in mind the prices are fairly equal to american dollars. I have done my best to search for the best prices in different locations.
My thinking process all along the way was for a build that would be speedy in everyday use (office productivity, multimedia, file processing), good for some video/photo editing, and to play some of the newer games at 1440x900 (I will be using a 19 inch LCD, and I have to admit some of the amazing newer games are reason alone to be looking at a new rig). I also want to leave some headroom for the future, since I tend not to upgrade much. All of this without breaking the bank, but also with the ability for a much more improved overall PC experience than what I have now (I'm still using old Athlon and PIII systems for the most part).
Will this fit the bill as a reasonable build ? (Also keep in mind that I do not overclock, so everything here will be used stock, and I am not interested in crossfire).
Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar 500 GB (WD5000AKS) $102.99
Speakers Logitech X-540 5.1 $78.99
Case Coolermaster RC-690 $73.99
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling Silencer 470W $74.99
OS Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit $131.99
Total: $1213.99 CAN
What do you guys think? Do you have any other recommendations or anything else I should keep in mind? Thanks a lot for your help and your patience, I know you deal with questions like this all the time.
well, i know you guys are partial to the 8800GT (it is an amazing card), i still have a soft spot for ATI after all these years... Still, it is a point of content for me, since they are fairly closely priced and are also close in terms of performance..(argghh NVIDIA or ATI???)
GJX, do you have any recommendations on a good case for around ~$75? The RC-690 seems to be ok, but I would like to know your opinion.
What do you think of the Silencer 470W?? I've read reviews about PCP&C's higher rated PSU's but I still haven't come across one for this model (do i need more power? should I be looking at the Silencer 610W?)