APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today or tomorrow. BUDGET RANGE: ~500 before rebates. SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: General usage, low-mid gaming. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: - PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: - OVERCLOCKING: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'll find out later when I find a spare monitor ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would hope this would last at least 3 or 4 years.
I'm trying to build a low budget computer for a gift, hoping it'll be for ~500. Could someone check if the following will have any incompatibilities? I'm also not sure which processor/motherboard to select which will not bottleneck with the card.
Missing CPU, Motherboard, Keyboard, Mouse. Total so far: ~358 Might have to buy a few 80mm fans if I can't find any spare ones lying around. As for the OS, I will try to get a student discount on W7 somehow.
and just because the ram is certified for intel doesnt mean it wont work on amd
Is the triple core significantly better?
As for the PSU, I have no idea if the original one I listed is sufficient. There is a slightly higher power one here though, a bit more expensive:
CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thanks, great site. According to it, it should only need ~260 watts, which is really surprising (I guess ATI's newer cards don't use as much juice as they used to?). The original PSU I put down should be fine then. Hard drive should be sufficient too. Will do another check later just in case something comes up.