I'd love to get some feedback or advice on the below build. I'm very new to building computers and I'm not even sure if everything below is compatible. I seriously can't spend more. But saving money on any part (without sacrificing too much performance) would be greatly appreciated!
Approximate Purchase Date: This Week
Budget Range: $400 before rebates is too much, but I'll probably do it anyway!
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (thinking Diablo III and/or Witcher etc.) with decent fps, but I don't need to max graphics settings.
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case (hopefully), RAM, DVD drive, HDD)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is native on my monitor, but not necessary for games
Thanks for the advice! I see the compatibility issue with the mobo now! I suspect I will need new RAM too. I was going to throw in older DDR sticks, but they are probably too ancient to work on a new mobo.
Please let me know if there's anything wrong with these components, or anything that isn't compatible!
I know the PSU is nuts, but it's got some serious rebates that make it a very good price (about $50). Also, the mobo seems to allow enough flexibility that I could upgrade the cpu and graphics card in a few years, and they might require a larger power source.
If you can find a better deal on a PSU let me know!
Anything that saves some cash, but doesn't hit the performance, (and isn't terrible quality) just link it!
PS: I have the OS, monitor, case (that hopefully still works) HDD, and other peripherals already, which definitely helps keep the cost down. But even still, many builds for these components get very pricey, or are so cheap that the system can't be upgraded, but must be completely replaced within a year or two (resulting in more spending). Saving a few bucks now for a dead end system sounds like a waste of money.
This seems like it has both cost effectiveness and future upgrade potential . . . . . right?!!??
I decided on 1 stick of 4 in case I wanted to grab another stick of 4 later. Figured 2x4 would be better than 4x2.
Only reason I'm worried about the case is because my current (very ancient) desktop won't even start anymore, and I suspect it's either the power supply or the maybe the actual power button on the front panel that's the problem (although the mobo itself may just be fried).
I suspect there's no way to find out until I get some parts anyways.
reusing old cases is a great idea, easy to modify to your needs, and i doubt your start button is broken, i have 4 cases all older than 7 years and the lights, and all buttons still work. and one was from 1998.. old cases=complete tanks. i could kick my case down the staircase and it would be perfectly fine. idk bout the components inside though lol.
i meant as in getting a regular switch from a local hardware store or an old computer case and scavenging form that, very easy to do. i got a random button at my hardware store to act as a horn button on my lawnmower, just connecting wires and if you wrap up the exposed parts with electrical tape its fine, also if you got a switch like is on older airplanes, you know simple metal lever switches, it actually looks really nice on a computer case..