I'm thinking about building a new PC. Never actually assembled one together, so it should be an interesting venture. I'm looking to spend about $1000 give or take $200 or so. I don't plan on any serious gaming or anything... the most gaming that I do is World of Warcraft for the most part. If this system will run WoW well enough, then it'll be good enough for me. Here's a list of the parts I got so far:
Case: RAIDMAX xB ATX-528B Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$20 -- A basic case, with some room for expansion.
Power Supply: Ultra / X-Finity / 600-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI Ready / Black / Power Supply
$80 -- I essentially was looking for a decent PS which was SLI capable.
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$200 -- Seemed to be a good mobo which was both SLI capable and Socket AM-2 type.
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz / 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan
$200 -- Looked like a decent AM2 type processor.
XFX PVT73GUGD3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
$150 -- I wanted a card that is right now good enough to run WoW, and at the same time is SLI capable, so that down the road I can add another to improve on it. What do you guys think?
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$50 -- Just a WD HDD, 80 GB is enough for me.
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - OEM
$30 -- Always been a fan of Creative. I'm not too concerned about sound, I don't plan on anything really loud. I basically wanted a sound card that will work with the speakers I'm buying...
Speakers: Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 Speaker - Retail
$80 -- I currently have the Inspire 5.1 that I bought way back in the day for $100, and they've worked fine. I figured this would be a decent enough upgrade, for a cheaper price too, what do you guys think?
The above are the main parts I'm worried about. I'm not too concerned about the other stuff like the RAM, CD/DVD drive, and stuff.
The monitor I'm stumped about. My budget for it is just about $200, and I'd really love to have a 19 inch LCD, preferably black in color. Do you guys know of any such ones?
So yeah, please take a look at these parts and let me know what you guys think. Feel free to critique and all that good stuff, I appreciate it!