APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks
BUDGET: under CAD$450
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: blu-ray, watching movies, surfing the internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix.com, or any canadian online store
LCD RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like to bring noise and heat to minimum
Have a few questions. Do I really need the video card? I was thinking to Crossfire it with on-board video, but it seems like on-board video is good enough as is. Also, what kind of power supply would be sufficient for such system? Is 300 Watts enough?
Would like to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve this build.
To save some money, you don't need the other GPU. THe onboard HD3200 is fine for Blu-ray and HD content at 1080p. You can probably get a quieter system if you go with a AMD Athlon x2 5050e which has a TDP of 45W. Up to you really...
^ Just a info AKM880, that 785 mobo has the latest HD4200 chip and not the older 3200...
Check out this article for more info... http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3599
It seems to be a solid onboard video chip for the price...