APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Between now and Christmas
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Reading Word/Excel files and checking emails. Pretty much nothing else. BUDGET RANGE: <£300
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Case, HDD, DVD Drive, Graphics card, Mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Not bothered)
PARTS PREFERENCES: Motherboard must be ATX, have integrated graphics and have a PATA slot. Modulated PSU. Operating system will be XP unless anyone can give me a REALLY good reason why I should get Vista or 7.
OVERCLOCKING: None whatsoever. SLI/Crossfire: I don't even intend to get a GPU.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've already built a gaming-quality PC so I have experience, I'm just looking to get a better motherboard, processor and PSU.
I like the look of the ASUS P5KPL-CM and the E5200.
Do I really need a 500W PSU though? The one on my gaming PC is 520W..... and I doubt I'll need more than 1GB RAM. I am building this PC for someone who will use it about once or twice a week, and not for gaming, downloading, watching movies or any resource-heavy software.