Hi, I would like some advice on my first computer build. Would like powerful, fast, efficient computer that is near to silent. Thank you very much for some advice hopefully, looked at a lot of reviews and posts online and the parts I have listed appear to be good buys and compatible.
Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or week after
Budget Range: Approx £500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watching media, encoding video surfing net, office applications and running academic software that doesn't have Mac versions. Maybe do some gaming if I get back into it but rather not buy graphics card now and spend more on other components.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: All internal components apart from old pci wifi card and DVD burner. Will salvage keyboard, mouse and speakers from old computer.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 8)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk, ebuyer.com, dabs.com
Overclocking: Maybe - dependent on temps and performance. Would like option in future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - Not currently but possibly in future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Target is a computer that is as close to silent as possible, boots very quickly and will suit its purpose hopefully for quite a few years.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Would like desktop with windows for mostly watching TV/movies and encoding video but also to replace a laptop when it packs up that is used for general office and surfing.
Thanks again, sorry the post is quite long after filling in all the information that is requested.
Thanks for the PSU 400W advice, I thought 660W to further future proof and allow for expansions and upgrades for £20 was probably worth it.
Don't suppose anyone could recomend a fairly cheap and near to silent cpu cooler and possibly some SSD advice. Also with ram is it best value to just pick up some cheap sticks, is there much difference between brands and rated speeds?
After some more research it appears that this might be a suitable case that is much cheaper and possibly better suited to my build and requirements, Would love some feedback either positive or negative towards it. Thanks you