My recent GASing (guitar acquisition syndrome) has put me out of the hardware loop and crushed my savings. So I need help with this build.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon, next week maybe
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Music, Photo editing (minor), General office crap.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, speakers, keyboard/mouse, DVD drive, GPU
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I like newegg but I'm fine ordering from somewhere else
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD (just 'cause 775 is screwed and i7 is WAY too expensive) otherwise I don't care.
OVERCLOCKING: Not now but possibly in the future but even then it would be nothing major.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, possibly 1680x1050 down the road.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a build for my mum/brother, the computer we have now has a Pentium 4 . The build I was going to do last year before my mom backed out had a 64 X2 7750 and a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H mobo, but they are no longer around.
I'm assuming AM3 is backwards compatible like AM2 was and that will leave some room for later upgrades. So basically the only requirements are that it have some kind of AMD processor with a decent AM3 mobo, and at least a 250gb HD, preferably larger.
Normally I'd do some research and pick parts myself but I'm back in school now so my time is cut and I want to do it quickly so my mom doesn't change her mind (she doesn't understand how obsolete the current machine is, actually its impressive how long its lasted ).