So I finally decided what I am looking for in a pc and started a build on newegg. I wanted to make a budget PC that will be mainly used for Web Surfing, Media, and some mild gaming. I don't need a power house and after a lot of thought I decided to go for Duo core over Quad core for the easier price tag Here is what I was thinking of putting together.
The total comes out to I plan to get a couple of 1TB HDD later to put in it so I think I calculated the needed wattage for the setup, and since the i3 isn't going to be overclocked I figured the stock cpu cooler would work fine.
Any thoughts on this build? Suggestions for improvements? I have no experience in this so any advice will be greatly welcomed. Thank you.
Thanks for pointing those out, I completely missed the Sata issue. I'll go with the SSD you recommend Looniam, I wasn't so sure about which one to get but your suggestion is just what I needed.
As for the i3 it seemed when ever I looked up forums people always talked about the more highly of the 2100 over the 2120, and the benchmarks seemed to look better too for the 2100, I must of been misunderstanding what I was reading but that is why I wanted some pros at this to look it over. I will be using the CPU you linked for me too.
Again thank you for your help, you both saved me from some noob mistakes ^^;.
EDIT: Sorry LegendKiller, I didn't see your post before, I wasat the tall end of a 18 hour work shift when I looked up the forums. I was thinking of just using the SSD for my OS originally and installing every thing else onto the HDD after looking at that $650 powerhouse guide you linked I think I might just drop the SSD altogether and put the money towards a higher end GPU. I thought that the i3 would bottleneck with a GPU of that much power but after seeing the benchmarks I am finding out just how tough the little guy is. If I want to do SSD I can always add it later if my HDD ever ends up failing and I need to re-install windows.