I've been saving the past few months to try and build a new computer. I'm setting my budget to 750.00$, the MAX I could go is 800.00$ but I'd really prefer to stay around the 700-750 range or lower if possible. To sum it up I'm looking to make a gaming/media computer. I play at 1920x1200. Components that will not be needed; Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, OS. I'm not sure if I can salvage anything else like the USB ports, network port, sound card, from my old computer (Dell XPS 410 can anyone confirm?).
I'm looking for performance, I don't care too much about graphics but I'd like to play most games at medium settings. Also if anyone can direct me to a site that shows you how to build a computer for someone new that would be a great help. Hoping to order this Thursday. Also would prefer if everything was on newegg.com. If anymore details are needed just ask.
^^ Edit : Dint refresh...Even that is a very good build...but you could easily get away with the X3 440 for a gaming PC...and also not to forget the chance of unlocking the 4th core if you are lucky...
Thank you both for the replies. I've set aside some money for Windows 7 but I'm curious about the OEM version because it looks a lot cheaper. From what I've read OEM version is bound to the motherboard, and you are responsible for any errors that occur. Can anyone confirm that and maybe give me a brief description on OEM because I only got confused reading it. What I want to know is if I buy an OEM version, do I just install it to my computer like I would with a normal Windows disc or is it much more complicated?
Hello, I just wanted to thank everyone for the replies, they have been extremely helpful. Unfortunately I need my old hard drive cannot be salvaged as it has become defect (this is the reason why I'm buying a new computer now rather than later). I'm going to do some research on the recommendations given and hopefully make a build tonight or tomorrow.