Hey all I was looking to build a system that is mostly for web surfing and some basic office type work. This wouldn't be for gaming except in very rare circumstances. Can I get away with an onboard video card that will run D3 or Civ5 on rare occasions?
I want to build this fairly cheaply and don't need a monitor. I was thinking about going with an i3 or similar and about 4 gigs of ram.
What motherboard would you recommend? I have built a lot of systems, but most of mine are for gaming, and I am a bit out of the loop on the casual gaming / office type machines.
I like the USB 3.0 on board and the SATA 6g/b on board. I was thinking about going with the H61, but the cheapest board I could find to go with was about $45 and doesn't have either. I think the lowest I can go would be to drop the SSD for a 70 dollar HD? Unless someone has a better suggestion? If I drop the i3 will I lose on-board video? This guy the build is for has windows XP but not Windows 7. If I drop the copy of 7 would XP handle everything correctly?
Best budget would be right around $500... which this is -- except for the $99.00 for windows