I am looking to build a new computer for myself. I am a student and don't have the funds for a high end machine, but want the best I can for around my budget (being ~$700). I don't do any gaming but rather a lot of multitasking in the form of Web Browsing, Text Editing, bit of Photoshop/Flash and other low strain programs. I have a monitor/TV which I would like to use HDMI on. The monitor is just a 19" 720p HDTV.
I am from Canada and looking for the best price (including shipping) which from my experience is from newegg.ca
I am by no means an expert and this is what I picked out:
Firstly you should be looking for DDR3 RAM, 1333 or 1600mhz. Cas 7 is as low as you are realistically going to get.
If you're not doing any gaming then you can use the integrated video that come on some motherboards: 785, 790/890GX amongst others. This one is not too much more expensive than the MSI: ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO $95 ($5 shipping). If you don't want the option to add a graphics card then you could get a much cheaper/less powerful PSU. Probably something like this: Corsair CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS $53.