A quick intro, I've gotten into Ubuntu recently and now I'd like to build my first PC. I am just going for an extreme budget build partly as a challenge to find good cheap components while I'm learning about all this and secondly about 90% of my home computer usage is listening to music, uploading pictures (no real editing), and Internet use, so nothing high demand. I'm currently typing this on my Dell D600 that I have had for 6 years now! Anyways, onto the system. BTW I'm a complete newbie so feel free to offer any suggestions or criticism I have to learn somehow!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 30 days
BUDGET RANGE: 200-250$ US Dollars (not including S/H or tax)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard and mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I like newegg.com but am really open to anything for a good deal
Apevia is one of the brand of PSUs i would never put in a system. Includes Raidmax, Logisys, Athena and a few others. For your use i'd go with a stock heat sink and fan. For better performance at close to the same price i'd go with an Intel Pentium 2/G31 mobo. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
If you can pick up a SATA burner instead of an IDE, i'd use SATA. (newegg is having trouble keeping them in stock)