Been browsing forums for weeks and the more I start learning about CPUs and Motherboards the more lost I get. So here is my new build request.
Approximate Purchase Date: This Month
Budget Range: $600 or less (incl Windows 7 OS)
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
- Photo Storage
- Photo Editing
- HD Video playback
- Wireless Internet Connection
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere
Country: Canada (Vancouver)
SLI or Crossfire: No clue what this is.
- Would like to ability to upgrade in the future without having to start from scratch.
- Would like USB 3.0 and wireless card.
- Need at least 1TB HDD.
- I have friends who can help assemble so am not worried about buying parts.
- I don't do any gaming
So I found these systems on Newegg. Are either of them sufficient?
Seems like a dual core processor will do you good, amd or intel, 4gb of ram, 6-8gb if you can afford it
look into intel i5 or lower end i7's find a compatible motherboard, go for a 1gb pcie video card
if motherboard does not have usb 3.0 get a pci card for it and wifi as well , they should be around 20-30 dollars each
if you want to upgrade later grab a motherboard thats capable of running recent chipsets ie.) for intel LGA2011 and more than enough pcie slots and ram slots than you need but most likely this will break your 600 budget
SLI and Crossfire are technologies belonging to Nvidia and Ati respectivivly that allow you to install multiple video cards and they run in "synch" with each other, you only need this if you are doing lets say 3d gaming or graphics over 2+ monitors and its very expensive.
Hopefully someone else can help you better, I was never good at building budget pc's.... everytime i try it still comes out to over 2000 lol
but it is possible to get what your looking for, just a personal opinion though "if your gonna build it put a few hundred more in and it will last you many many years"
oh i forgot one thing, the video card is integrated into the motherboard which is great on the budget but the negative side is it will use system resources such as Ram and possible cpu cycles and it shouldnt but may lag on full 1080p video
I hope this has everything I'll need? If it doesn't have USB3.0 I can buy a PCI card with USB3.0? I also have no idea what MOBO it has so not sure if it is very upgradeable. But at this price, it seems to good to be true.
Is there any reason I should stay away from this system?