Hello, I have compiled a list of parts for a build my father would like me to put together for him.
Its... an odd one.
The purpose of this is to replace an old laptop from 2007 in our kitchen for which its really only purpose is to tie into the kitchen stereo system for music, the kitchen television for movies (the HD TV will eventually become primary moniter, so HD connection are a must), and general email, internet browsing, online banking and NO GAMING!
Therefore he wants to use some woodworking to create this set up too using an old style computer case (ATX I think, how do i check?) so everything matchs the bar it will be on, but it has to sit agaist wall ( sitting at bar, legs face the side panel)
He wants to buy the parts over the next 5 months (annoying i know but its his money) So I just want tsome advice on these parts and any recommendations on changes.
In a nutshell, its just a general omputer I want that will last 2-3 years with no problems or sluggishness. and once sluggish aspects do come, a quick upgrade will be able to save it.
The current internet connection is 802.11G router, I have plans to upgrade router system in house eventually but i also have the capability to route an ethernet cable to the kitchen.
Also would the best way to get easy access usb ports be a hub? or are there mountable usb receptacle like covers?
This isnt my First build, but its my first build i picked parts for on my own so any advice would be very grateful towards parts choice and alterations.
Approximate Purchase Date: Spread over next 4-6 months
Budget Range: 800$ to $900, give or take
System Usage from Most to Least Important: General Computer access, internet, Email, Movies,Music
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Newegg.ca
Country of Origin:Canada
Parts Preferences: preferably Intel Chipsets, but AMD at like performance will suffice
Replace the processor with a i3 2120
check the mb has an HDMI connector and then use the graphics built in to the processor
2 x2 gig of RAM will be plenty , unless editing or encoding large video files and pics
A 4-500 watt psu will be overkill for a build like this that will draw less than 150 watts at maximum load