Hey guys, its my first time building a computer. I've got all the parts picked out that I want to use in the build, but I wanted to run it by some experts to make sure all the parts are compatible. Also any advice on alternatives would be great. We basically want the computer to work for general web browsing and school use. But we also want to be able to play newer games on at least moderate settings. We wont be using it for video editing or anything like that. Anyway, here are the components (along with the monitor and all that):
I was going to get 2 of the fans juat to be safe. I was also curious if i could get the OEM version of Windows 7 since it is so much cheaper. Or is that only for manufacturing use? I was also going to get a Pixxo keyboard and mouse combo for like $20. My grand total on Newegg is $935.74, but any suggestions on bringing the price down would be great. We really need the computer. Our laptops are dead and I just typed this whole thing on an iPad.
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Alright, lookin good. A good few changes need to be made but you've done quite well.
-First I'll suggest switching to an Intel based system. Why? Because comparable Intel chips offer more performance for the same cost. The dual core i3-2100 outperforms the Phenom II X4 965 by a bit yet can be had for less. I'm going to go along this route.
-You don't need an Ethernet adapter, it's built into the motherboard
Let's see if we can get a machine with more performance, a 1080p screen for a lower cost. It'll be a challenge but I can dig it!
Well...after speakers, keyboard, and mouse, my total came out to $900.47. Not bad for a budget gaming/general use PC i suppose. Thanks for the help. I'll definately be coming back to these boards for future tech help.