I am currently considering building a new PC within the next month. I don't need a bunch of graphics power as I'm not much for gaming or anything too graphics intensive. I would like to keep the cost to less than $700.
Parts I don't need:
Keyboard, mouse, monitor (LG - W2753V-PF), or speakers.
I bought this case because I have relatively large hands and loved the thought of the pull out MB tray and the extra width for when I have to work inside...plus it was on sale. The PS I liked the modular cable design and wanted to make sure I had at least some oomph in case I decide to upgrade parts later
I picked the mobo because it appears to have everything I need. I'm not too wild about onboard video and sound but I think it'll work for my purposes (I'm not a hardcore gamer or anything) plus if I find it totally stinks I can upgrade to a video card later correct?
The processor I picked because it seems to have the most bang for my buck (seems cost effective).
Memory was chosen because I want to have some fast memory for various reasons.
Hard drives were chosen because they appear to be fast, quiet, cheap, and reliable. I have two of them because I want to keep my databases and files separate from my programs for faster access.
Any input on compatability or other suggestions greatly appreciated!
Looks pretty good, but for just a "Poker" system, I'd recommend getting the AMD Athlon II x4 620 CPU over the PhII x4 955 Black Edition CPU. It's not as fast as the 955, but for your needs the Athlon 620 is more budget friendly at $99 shipped!! It still offers the 4 cores, but for most things your probably not going notice too much of a difference. When you get into encoding or into really heavy multi-tasking you'll notice a difference, but generally you should be fine with the Athlon II x4 620 CPU.