Hey guys, This is my first time building a computer. I am wondering if any of you guys can give suggestions or help me out on building a computer. This computer will mainly be used for home use, such as surfing the net, watch a few movies here and there and music. Pretty much the basics. My budget will be from $500-600 bucks. I won't need keyboard, mouse, monitor or speakers.
Approximate Purchase Date: (Soon)
Budget Range: (500-600) Before / After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: (surfing the internet, watching movies, music, basics)
Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)
This is about all you need for surfing and watching videos. The case features a highly rated 380W 80+ PSU (EA-380D). The integrated video accelerates 1080p video with no problem. Everything else is fast, high-quality and top rated.
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Quick question, Do you guys think I'll get my moneys worth if I were to build one my self or buy one pre-built say from bestbuy or any other store when it comes to comparing the parts with a $500 home-built or a $500 store-built? Without worrying about labor since I have always wanted to build one.
Just make sure you read the reviews and do the research on the parts you are building with. Not all parts are created equal like anything else in life. Going the cheapest route can cost you more in RMAs, return shipping, time, frustration and eventually money than spending upfront on good quality proven parts.
Whoa free PSU with casings are a disaster waiting to happen - even in my ECR i would make a point to squeeze in an entry level 80+ certified one - this one actually allows one to slot in a GTX 460/HD 6850 and game away hehe
Yes and the reason for just a single 2GB stick RAM is to keep 3 DIMM slots wide open for upgrades. If needs change the 'nest' of 500W 80+ PSU and a Rana 445 is sturdy/capable enuff to slot in a HD 6850 and game on hehe