So our old desktop PC (now used solely by my mom) is about 8yrs old. For the last 6mos it blue screens all the time, etc. All the USB ports finally quit working and it will only POST 30% of the time.
My mom mainly gets on Facebook, plays Bejeweled, and writes church emails. I went with the APU in this case as it was cheaper, and I guess it might help with Bejeweled? I have no idea. I just know that anything is better than the Dell E520 with the Pentium dual core.
I ordered all of this, should be arriving tomorrow at which point I will put it together. Mainly wanted to see what you guys thought and if there is anything I should look out for:
Approximate Purchase Date: Already purchased - will arrive 10/10.
Budget Range: It was 520.00 including Windows 7.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Facebook, Bejeweled, and email.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com (Preferred Account)
Parts Preferences: Already ordered them all.
Overclocking: Maybe, if I get bored? Never OC'd before.
SLI or Crossfire: Nope! My 56yr old mother only cares about Bejeweled - and Facebook Bejeweled at that.
Monitor Resolution: 8yr old Dell LCD, its not even widescreen.
Additional Comments: Just looking for any thoughts or insight you could give while building - this is my first PC.
The higher the clock speed of the ram the better the a10-5800k performs. Right now you have the lowest clock ram possible in your build. An ssd would be awesome in any build but i would look to up my ram speed from the 1333 to DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133(OC)/1866/ to really get the best out of this build. I also would look to a better psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... about 40 bucks and it is an underrated 80+ psu.