Hi guys, so after building my first rig 2 weekends ago, I gave my parents my 6 year old laptop to do as they please. Turns out it's too slow for them as well and want to buy a new one. Need to know if the build I put together is any good. I added some info along with my build. Any suggestions/recommendations? I was looking at this thread and used similar parts.
Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: $300 not including OS.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Facebook gaming, Web-broswing, MS Office, Skype.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor(19" Dynex HDTV)
I've read that the cheapest graphics card will always be superior to integrated graphics. And the board you suggested is $30 more expensive. I would rather put that into a graphics card. Besides, my mom might want get back into SimCity if she can. But is the mobo I picked up good enough?
As for the power supply, I'm looking for something cheaper, perhaps this PSU would work? Or maybe this one?
As for the PSU fitting in my case, I measured it and I'm confident it will fit. As long as the PSU is 150 x 140 x 86.
I also changed the hard drive to this.Not sure why I missed it the first time.