I need advice on a build I'm doing for my main computer for school and it will double as a HTPC. I would also like to be able to play Starcraft II in an acceptable level. I picked out some parts and I was wondering if it looks solid.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: June/July 2010.
BUDGET RANGE: 300-400 before rebates.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing the internet, HTPC (no HD but maybe soon), gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: hard drive dvd burner, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU. Most likely a either785g/790gx/880g/890gx.
OVERCLOCKING: Moderate if any. I might try unlocking a core.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The budget is not set. Spending less is better, but I could go a little over my budget limit.
There is a combo deal on newegg with the case and motherboard. the total comes out to just under $300.
I chose 785g over 880g and 890gxsince it was a lot less will I regret doing that? Also I know that Biostar is not a very good brand, but the price seemed right and it had good reviews on newegg and I feel that if I don't need to overclock I should not need a very good motherboard.
I will see how SCII works out on it and if I need a separate GPU, I plan on buying one later.
130$ is like 40% of 300$. I doubt he could afford it.
And i can tell you right now, you won't be impressed at all by the onboard graphics. You would be better of maybe spending a little more and getting a card. Or, you could just build the computer and save a little more and buy one once you get the money, but don't expect the Onboard chip to do anything for you.