I have a pretty old computer that is missing a gfx card and psu and I was wondering what would be the cheapest way to go to restore it. I just want to set it up for my mom so she can use it for facebook and web browsing. The MB unfortunately doesn't have a spot for a monitor... so I think I will need to purchase some sort of GFX card. Here are my current specs:
E6600 2.4 OC'd to 3.0 CPU (I'm thinking I should probably set this back to stock settings)
780i SLI Nvidia Motherboard
8gbs of ram
I just picked those because EVGA brand, cheap, good reviews and it just seems they will be able to handle web browsing.
I would definitely pay more if those two are bad in any way... I basically want the cheapest but highest quality set up... I don't want the PSU frying in a year or GFX card overheating in a couple months or anything like that. But I also just need something for simple web browsing, not extreme gaming or something. Hope that makes sense.
This is the cheapest way to restore it. A good PSU can last for many years (5+ in some cases) and not blow up on you and kill your computer. A GPU is replaceable and since your mom most likely does not game then a cheapo 5450 will do the trick for movies, facebook , etc
Both are OK for what you want. Not going to really complain about that non V2 model (v1's were slightly under 80+ designation 78-82% efficient) as the V2 model just consists of a few modified parts to make it 80+.
You might want to grab a few goodies for yourself since you have a gift card... i mean... why not? lol