I have a cousin in Mexico who's desktop broke down a few weeks back. What surprised me the most is that it broke down after 12 yrs of service. They've informed us that computers in Mexico are pretty expensive as compared to them here in the U.S., so I've thought about building them one and shipping it to them. Now as the title says, this will be my first build and am on a college student budget but if it needs to go more I can work with that as well.
Approx. Purchase Date: End of June Budget: <$300 w/o rebates System usage: Internet surfing Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred website for parts: Newegg.com, but I'll be using the InvisibleHand Firefox extension to find better deals Parts preference: Dual-core processor, integrated graphics, DVD burner Overclocking: No Monitor Resolution: depends on monitor purchased but likely around 1280x1024 Additional Comments: won't wake the baby (i.e., keep it quiet)
I've looked at the How-To guides for building a PC here on this site, but I would still like to get confirmation if the parts listed below will work well together or if a part exchange would be more suitable. I went around Newegg.com and picked the cheapest parts with the best ratings.