Hey guys, i am a complete noob at this... I know just enough to.. who am i fooling here? i do not know anything, i have a 4 year old Pentium4 3.2Ghz with 2Gb of RAM I want a desktop that will allow me to play games like SC2 and hopefully Diablo3 (whenever it comes out if ever...) and browse the web quickly all at an affordable price. I already have monitor, keyboard/mouse... which are my old monitor and recently purchased wireless keyboard/mouse (microsoft... cheap) I was thinking of making my own by getting parts off from newegg... I read a few guides and have compiled this, please be kind to me
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
BUDGET RANGE: 500usd, Before / After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, gaming, watching movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, ncix.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, cali
PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference
OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No / Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: my current resolution is1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: cheap and efficient, do not care for brand names/looks/etc
Thanks in advance. I will be waiting on replies. Build this machine for me please... I will follow everything advised.
Thank you sir. I really appreciate your help. I will wait a day for anyone else to pitch in on this, if not then that is what i will be purchasing. One quick question: what do you think about that build i posted earlier in the image format? It was made by Batuchka in this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/291371-31-starcraft
Thanks again for any help. I really appreciate it. It is hard to get a decent quality machine on such a low budget.
What if i stretch my budget to another $100 for a total of 600 after rebates. Would there be any significantly better parts available within that range? Is it worth it? If it will give me a mere 5-10% performance boost then i would rather stick with the 500 budget. Thanks.
Maybe stick with the Quad and get the GTX 460 - which would total to around $580 not including rebates...So even if you upgrade your monitor, you will be able to play SC2 @ 1080p - high settings without any issues...