I have read the build on the threads and I am ready to jump in and try to build my own computer. I tried to match the budget build and made some substitutions. I just wanted to make sure what I picked will work together, and this will be my first build so I am kind of nervous about this. Any advice is welcome. So here is what I have:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
I am not a heavy gamer mostly rpg like wow, ages of empire etc..
Also do I need to buy a network card I was not sure I did see lan on motherboard, but I did not know if still needed card to use it. All together it is less than 600 before taxes and rebates, and I already have a 19 inch.
Well this may be irrelevant if you already bought your parts but for a discrete i would hit a HD 4670 minimum as it's still fine for say 1280 x 1024 or 1440 x 900 while you may have to tone down slightly when on a HD 4650