Hi all, I am in need of some help. Been a loooong time since I built a pc, so I am out of the loop. Need of a new pc, but dont have much cash, so I come to you for advice. Thanks!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I can only buy the parts when I have the money, so I will probably string this out over a period of time and look for sales and such on the parts I need.
BUDGET RANGE: $500 or less ....eek!
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Music Recording using Digital Audio Workstation, Gaming (CoD), surfing the internet, making videos, flash animation)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, maybe OS?
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: whatever fits my needs best. (would like to use AMD, but bang for buck is more important now)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, wanting comparing prices, I have and wouldnt be against SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768, 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: current pc is at the end of its life (7yrs)! I am poor, but work in IT so really need pc, but cant afford much. Maybe I can get something decent that will last me another 7 yrs with upgrades here n there.
Would still allow an OS easily. But with your budget, you may be able to poke around newegg and get something with a triple core. Btw, don't be concerned about tigerdirect, I've used them before, never had a problem.
The total i got on newegg was $507 so it very close to your budget. If you have the OS your golden, I would also have to say that I did suggests these parts more on performance then anything else. If you can live with a smaller HDD and a not so pretty case you will actually have a fairly fast performing computer espcailly if you overclock i've read the 720 is a great overclocker and that most games don't us more the 3 cores. The 9800 gtx+ would actually probably play most games on high at your screen res. But if you looking for a more general purpose computer. drop the GPU down to a much cheaper dedicated and up your HDD or possibly invest in some ddr3 ram over the ddr 2