Looking for some advice on this build. The last build I did was 5 years ago and a lot has changed. Basically I want a cheap build that I can upgrade later if need be in the future.
So far I was looking at MB around 50-70 that supports AM3 CPU and DDR3,(4 slots would be nice for the future). A athlon II X2 for around 50-70. Might looking into a X3 for the right price. And some basic memory that is stable. Don't know if I need 2gigs or 4 right now. Also a basic case with a PS. I have gone through a couple different ways on newegg and price usually comes around 230 to 280 for this build. Being used mostly for some light gaming no Call of duty or anything, music, office work and internet.
Approximate Purchase Date: next 30 days
Budget Range: about 250 shipped
System Usage from Most to Least Important: internet, light gaming nothing too intense
Parts Not Required: Motherboard(has to be a AM3/ DDR3), cpu, 2 or 4 gigs of ram(not to sure if I need the 4 right now), and lastly a simple case with a PS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Amd
Overclocking: Maybe later
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024, and above. Acer 23inch lcd monitor
for $39.99, I'd say the Rosewill Blackbone (with 2 120MM fans, and room for 2 more on teh sides) is a much better deal.
Most PSUs bundled in a cheap computer case are NOT reliable, and can destroy the entire rest of the computer, which is why I included the Sea Sonic PSU in my build. There are some exceptions, but it's a good general rule to follow
I agree about PSUs that come in cheap cases! Most of them are hardly fit to power light bulbs.
It's a little more out of pocket up front, but if you play the rebate game and win, it ends up cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $45, then there's a $10 MIR.
That 380W Earthwatts has a 6-pin PCIE power connector (the Seasonic doesn't), which would better anticipate a video card upgrade.
This might be (literally) a few dollars more expensive than something with a Rosewill case, Biostar motherboard, Mushkin memory, etc. but it seems worth it to have all top of the line, top rated components. Even if you decide to go a different mobo/CPU route I think it will be very hard to beat that case/PSU combination. I haven't seen an Antec deal like that in I don't know when.
Minus 30 for rebate and brings everything down to below 250. Is there anyway I can bring it down more or is the lowest for these type of parts? I have a graphics card from my friend that I can use too.