I am building my first computer and have a budget range of about $800. I have tried to do my research and wanted feedback on what I am looking at purchasing.
I will use the computer in this order: surf web, light gaming (bought Oblivion about 2 years ago but would not play on my current system), MS office with several applications open, light video editing of home videos.
I currently have a monitor (1440x900 resolution), keyboard, speakers, and mouse and I need everything else.
Plan to purchase in about one week (~Oct 20) and would like to get most or all components from Newegg.
I have no plans on overclocking, SLI, or crossfire.
Here is what I have picked out:
I picked the motherboard because it is a combo deal but it does not have many reviews and this concerns me.
The video card and memory are also a combo deal.
One other item that I have not found a clear answer on is what cables I will need that do not come with the components listed. I believe I need a Sata cable...anything else?
PS, this is fun!
I hope you're not planning on overclocking with that motherboard. That can not handle overclocking. Tom's Hardware did a review on the homepage in budget P55 boards and that board couldn't handle the extra voltage needed to overclock. You should deffinitly read that article and consider dishing out a few more dollars for a Gigabyte board. Unless you have no intentions on overclocking.
Other than that you have a good build for your budget. You're probably going to want to upgrade your GPU when you get the money but overall, for the $800 budget, she looks good.
edit* You can buy a SATA cable to be safe but your motherboard should come with 2-4 SATA cables.
I wanted to update this entry. I purchased the original components except went with a Coolermaster CM 690 case. Received all from Newegg in 3 days and put all together and it works great. The only minor issue was the mother board auto install on the CD did not work on a 64 bit system. Contacted ECS customer support and they had an answer to me the next day. I am satisfied with the build.