OK so I'm not gonna dive into building a PC quite yet. Instead I figured I would buy a custom built from E-bay. Please don't judge me, I just need a nice PC apart from the disaster I'm using right now. Here is a link for what I'm looking at through a E-bay store. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2705... . Looks like a decent system to me but I'm just a newb.
I'm not a big gamer. Just looking for sumthing I don't really have to worry about. I would be doing alil photo editing, surfing the web, "maybe" play a game or to, watvhing videos. I just want to be able to do it swiftly. If I need to upgrade the graphics card thats not a problem. I just don't want to buy sumthing thats too powerful for what I do.
Okay there is about $330 in parts w/out the OS, so I would be a bit skeptical. I would make sure that you actually get the OS DVD w/authorization key with it. It looks like they make a backup of your system and give you a copy, but I'm not sure if it's a valid copy/original DVD of the OS.
Ok. Thanks for the info. And I'm sorry I'm taking the easy way out. But If I were to find a good prebuilt custom build. Where would I look? If I'm breakin the forum rules I'm sorry but I gotta get a good system in this house thats not out of the box from Bestbuy or Dell. I feel going that way would be a waste of $$$$.
I would build you one myself, but I don't know what your requirements are or where your located at. If you had a budget too, that would help us to point you in the right direction. It'll be hard to get a complete build for $400 (at least a quality one).
What I have now is a Windows NT system running on Linux. I can't watch videos or play simple flash games. When I click on stuff it's a tourturus waiting game and hoping that this thing doesn't freeze up completely. Like I said above, my system would need to be photo and video friendly, surfing the web, basic stuff, alott of storage for photos and videos and a DVD burn every now and then. This is a thing I've been waiting for to do with my tax return. I'm setting my buget at 600 w/OS. Heck I'm in SE wisconsin. I think that covers most of it.
RAM - $94 shipped! One of the faster sets that run on stock voltage (1.5v), so there's no messing with BIOS settings to get these to run at said speed!!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The 400w Neo ECO PSU has 30A on the 12v rail and should power the 5770 without any issues. Much bigger than that, that I'd suggest getting a 500w or better quality PSU.
The 785g onboard GPU should be able to play WoW, CSS, and probably TF2, but might have some of the settings adjusted for optimal playing. Of coarse they are too demanding games, but those are just some examples.