I built my own pc in 2009, with cheap parts basically, but with a good and big tower thinking of upgrading eventually. Because I'm pretty poor I just replaced the parts that went bust with time and my computer is currently garbage that destroyed 3 hard drives among other things. I've spent over 1,200 dollars in about 4 years and my computer has been junked by more than 2 years over these last 4. I want to rebuild, but of course I want to do it well this time.
My tower is still very functional, although a bit covered in rust. Nothing some polishing wont fix though, so I'm planning to reuse that. My cpu cooling system is functional, and better than a stock option by far. As for the rest, it's all going to the trash. I want to get a barebones pc, basically all that I would need for a good base to buy a good gpu in five months time or so. I also would like to get an ssd because I move around a lot and I suspect my hdds have died because of that.
So, for starters I was thinking of a z77 extreme 4 I think it was called, an i5 35xx something intel processor, ram and psu. I want quality components, and if it all can be bought with less than 400 bucks that would be awesome. I think I could play indie games and league of legends with this simple build, and it would be a great base for a good gpu. My case is huge, so don't worry about space. Recommend away and thanks in advance!
How close are you to a Microcenter, Last year they had deals of huge discounts with motherboards when purchasing Intel CPUs, I donno if they are still doing that. Other than that CPU + MOBO + Ram with run you very close to your 400 dollar mark. PSU is the last thing you want to go cheap... So, I'd say increase your budget to 500 dollars.
That sounded perfect wudai but I don't have a microcenter near me. I have a tigerdirect and hhgregg or something like that.
My case is that antec silent black case. Very popular back in 2009. Its a big case, will fit probably anything in it.
Anyways, I see that with an ssd of 120 the best I can do is at least 500, maybe even 600. I have an external hdd still, so the internal hdd is not a priority for now, just the ssd.
The 750 corsair seems like a good psu, and ram seems cheap enough and there are some recommendations I can look into here. I need some ssd recommendations though, maybe a 120gb one, with good price/performance ratio.
Oh thanks larry and tator. I'll look into those you recommended. It will probably run me about 550 without hdd, gpu and cd drive. I also have windows 8 and 7, both purchased, for this system which of the two would be preffered?