oops lol .... ml is mountain lion hackintosh ... that's not important as of now .... let's just forget about that ...not my main concern .... my budget is a max $430 ... ill mainly use it for gaming on a 720p monitor .... I could buy a used i3 sandy bridge CPU if that's gonna help .... any suggestions ??
For CPU try http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Athlon-640-Processor-ADX640WF...
AMDs are the king of budget build as they are cheaper, and the mobos are also cheaper, plus the one you're choosing is very old and Intel might discontinue support and you wont be able to upgrade it as the mobo is also old
For graphics try this http://www.amazon.com/ENGT440-DC-SL-DI-1GD3/dp/B0055FS1...
TBH i'd recommend any card above the one you've selected, try getting a cheaper hard drive or something else so you can get a better GPU, but if you're not interested in GPU then invest more in CPU. Depending on your use these two are the most important thing.
You PSU is overkill, get something like 400W
^ Hackintosh system, cant get AMD CPU's. Only Intel are supported by the Mac OS'.
I'l admit I am not very knowledgeable in Hackintosh systems, so may not be the best help here.
Might want to look up a Hackintoh guide or something.
~$400 is what I would consider the bare minimum for a computer outright, fit for basic word processing at most. What I would do is drop the GPU, and use the cash to get an i3-3225. That will get you HD4000 integrated graphics (best you can get on Intel). Then save up till you can get a better card later.
ok thanks ... btw how is this mobo. GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H ? does it have USB 3.0 header and pcie 3.0 slot ? any other mobo u guyz reccomend which has USB 3.0 header and pcie 3.0 slots preferably under $80 ?
one more thing ... can I fit this motherboard GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H fit in a cooler master elite 120 ? could u pls reccomend any other cubical case ? any alternatives to the cooler master elite 120 ? and pls it should be under $50 or $55 max ! Thnx
On a slow connection, so I wont be able to link to things.
If I remember correctly, the Asrock H77 Pro4 is $80 on Newegg and has all the stuff you want.
For case/mobo compatibility, its just whether the case supports the mobo size. From the looks of the product name, thats an M-ATX motherboard (though you will want to double check that). If M-ATX or larger is a supported size on that case, it will fit fine.
HTPC cases, none come to mind. But I do know that Silverstone and Lian-Li have some, though dont know if its in your budget.