Hey everyone, I am seriously considering building a desktop, and this is the first time that I have ever attempted to “build” a computer on my own. Therefore, I would appreciate some advice. I have some pc parts already, and I am planning on using what I have and just purchasing everything else that I need.
First, some background info:
Purchase date: ASAP
Budget Range: $300-500—I would like to spend as little as possible without compromising too much quality.
System Usage: Gaming, School, Movies, etc.
Parts “Not” Required: Monitor (I have a 28 inch HDTV/monitor that I plan to use), keyboard, mouse, GPU (I have an 8800 GTX that is a bit dated, but I am going to use it for now and update it later), speakers, sound card (I have a creative sound blaster card), and OS.
What I need: Everything else
Preferred Websites for Parts: Newegg and amazon.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: I think I would like to have an Intel processor, as I am less familiar with AMD. But, I am flexible here.
Overclocking: Not likely
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I want to be able to run most games at high settings (medium at the lowest), but I am not trying to build an 'elite' desktop.
If there is any other information that is needed, I will be more than happy to provide it. So, if anyone wants to take a shot at putting together some links to the parts, I would much appreciate it.
Thanks for the replies. I really like what you posted crewton, primarily because it is in a combo package. I'm trying to think if there is anything else that I would need, and I can't really think of anything. I am possibly going to post your links around to see what others think about them. Thanks, and if anyone else has any other suggestions, please feel free to chime in!
NP, I was looking at newegg and since you don't want a gpu they come with some nice starter sets and that one has all quality products and didn't try to short change you with a crappy psu. Although they did throw in antivirus software which I suppose it nice but you can just get it free online