I have recently been considering building a new computer but I am unsure of which direction to take. Initially I was planning on waiting till April to get an Intel i5-3570k ,a 7series motherboard and build a budget gaming machine. Yet with further consideration I realized that I don’t play any modern games, and I have no plans on becoming addicted again.
Being that I don’t really need a powerful computer i’m now thinking about building a Mini-ITX or mircoATX possible with a Intel G530 CPU 2.40 GHZ or even a Atom Dual-Core D525. Any ideas for current or an ivy bridge processor and/or motherboards is very welcome.
Approximate Purchase Date: from now to as late as April
Budget Range: $200-$800 After Rebates
System Usage: Web surfing, watching videos on tv, word processing