Approximate Purchase Date: next week, maybe week after
Budget Range: 200-400
System Usage from Most to Least Important: watching movies
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: CPU, GPU, ram
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
SLI or Crossfire: Y No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x 1080
Essentially I want to have a media pc in the living connected to my TV to watch 1080p movies and such. I have built a few computers, and upgraded parts for friends. I have always messed with higher-end gaming rigs though. I'm not entirely sure how little is required for the computer that I am looking to put together. A price range for CPU/GPU or general guidelines to the level of parts required would suffice to get me on the right track. I can easily pick out specifics and find good deals and what-not. Just need to figure out the tier of parts to look at.
I have the following laying around:
mobo- asus a8m2n-la
gpu- ASUS GeForce 7500LE
g620 seems amazing, Super cheap and great price erformance ratio.
I recently upgraded a friend's graphics card. I *think* he has a low 6000 series lowing around, eitehr 6450 or 6570, can't remember. If I can snag it from him, I'll probably use that unless I see that it can't handle it.