Hi everyone, this is my first computer-building experience. I spent the last week pouring over stickies, guides and builds and came up with this combination of parts. Let me know what you think please!
Budget ~ $600
Priorities and use: I will be using a 32' 720 LCD TV a majority of the time, streaming episodes online to the TV through HDMI. This and watching DVD's and downloaded movies are the biggest priorities. Also i am student, so i'll be running windows 7 with a lot of use on windows office. I will be playing some games, but don't need to have the greatest resolutions (TV is only 720 anyways). But the games would be killing floor, TF 2, and Diablo 3 (But i'll hopefully upgrade by then). Also i will be making some video slideshows, and store a lot of photos and videos on my hard drive (I'm the official chronicler of an organization on campus).
APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply
(Was warned on an earlier post this was too cheap, can I go lower then 500w?)
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
- NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
(I know its cheesy and lame, but I can't help it because my little cousins and sibling would get such a kick out of it =D)
Should i go with a graphic* card as well? The onboard one isn't great, but to get one substantially better, I feel like I would have to spend some big $$. Save up for it later? Mt friends offered me his old one for free