My idea is to only purchase what I really need and upgrade slowly (as I make more $$). From my old system I will be using: hd, monitor, dvd, keyboard and mouse.
I am an average computer user (internet, word, etc) with occasional web design and photoshop.
Below are the components I am thinking about getting.
I know that the video on the mobo is not so good and plan to upgrade the video as soon as I can.
The total comes to about $300 (there is a rebate but also shipping costs).
I could spend another $100.
The components are just my best guess for a decent system. I do like the smaller case and the fact that it could take a regular atx mobo in the future. I don't really use dvds to much and I don't think i will ever need more then two hard drives (i could always save my files to another computer in the house).
Suggestions are welcome for a better build.
- I did not put the cpu in the list b/c I am not sure what I should get. I would also like to use an older cpu (intel) to save some money and upgrade it later, what is the most economical cpu (intel) that I could use?
- Does this motherboard allow me to upgrade to the newest video cards?
- Is this motherboard any good at overclocking (I never have, but might want to try)?
psu OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V 59.99
mobo GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2L LGA 775 64.99
mem mushkin 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 29.99
os vista 109
Thanks to all who spend their time helping out us people with less knowledge with computer builds.