I have been planning to build a new computer from scratch for about 9 months. However, the cost of build one was too great to the spec I wanted.
A few weeks ago however, my brothers Packard Bell Imedia x2421 decided to crash and not want to turn on. He was told by a computer specialist that the mobo had gone and recommended him to buy a new computer.
So I brought his broken pc for parts. Since it has some decent spec items like the 2.4ghz Quad Core and 3GB of ram which would of totalled £150+. My idea is to integrate these parts into my build which should reduce the cost alot from the original list. Also with this, he also has a 320GB HDD with windows vista pre-installed (which I should be able to use). Anyway, I have never built a computer so I may need some help/recommendations by people who have experience in building computers from scratch about the specs. My budget is between £300 and £375. Here is the planned spec...
I love the Q6600... though I suggest you don't overclock, since you plan to render stuff. The last thing you want to do is your CPU locking up during a render. Stick with default settings for the sake of stability.