I'm thinking of building a new computer for my wife. She would use it mostly to store tons of pictures, stream TV and movies, and do some photo editing in photoshop. Maybe a little casual gaming too, but no big time AAA titles. I'm looking to spend between $400-$600 on the build. I built my own gaming PC two years ago (it's been great all this time) for about $1500 and got a free power supply along with my case. I'd like to use the power supply in this build, but I'm not sure if it has enough juice. It's a Rosewill rp550-2.
I'd probably be buying the parts slowly over several months as I'm saving up for everything. Anyone have any advice, or suggestions on a sample build?
Why take chances with PSU? Rosewill are actually improving with the Green series and Xtreme series 80+ but outside those i'd say a decent 80+ PSU for peace of mind is a wise investment hehe Either way for less than $600
Thanks for the build advice. I think I was a little late on a few of the offers but most of them are still available. I forgot to mention that I also wanted to have wireless internet in the tower as well. What part do I need to add for that. I was searching on Newegg but I may not have been searching for the right thing.
There are some big discounts right now (monitor, RAM, etc)