Greetings to all! Just like many before my time, I'm looking to build my first pc. I figured now would be a good time with any after Christmas deals going on. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/368880-31-range-gaming is the thread I was looking at, but is almost 2 months old. I'm not expecting this build to work wonders, but at least do baby steps. At the very least be able to have Pandora playing smoothly while surfing the web, and not hear the music sound like a drunk transformer. No, I don't mean dubstep. On the gaming side, I'm more of an mmorpg guy for pc. If I can play the quite old Final Fantasy 11, I'd be set!
Over $4 but ehh. Anywho, I figured I could up the cpu compared to the thread posted since I already have a hard drive and all the basics. I'll be using my 20" 720p tv, so motherboard with hdmi was the way for me. As for OS I'm going to try ubuntu and see how that fairs until I move to Windows. On a side note... how would I add internal wifi and bluetooth to this build?
If I did post something incorrectly to how this forum works, I am quite sorry. Thank you all for any advice on how to make this build better and possibly cheaper.
That little stuff looks like nothing, but it's an overclockers' secret - it goes like gangbusters, and is by far the best ram on the market. (Mine's sitting at 2GHz, with timings of 7-8-8-20-1T and 1.6v)
* CPU is one of the better ones for gaming on a budget! See Tom's review here.
* Mobo has all of the necessary options for quite some time.
* RAM is perfect for this build price range.
* Case is Mid-Tower, so you have room to grow and has USB 3.0 Front ports and 3 x 120mm cooling fans!!
* PSU is 80 Plus Bronze Certified!! The one you selected is junk!
It's up to you, but for the $ and upgrade-ability, this is a better build!
Thank you both! Is there anybody that can agree with either of the above options? I'm in no way disrespecting the choices given to me, just would appreciate another mind to decide between two options. Thank you.