I do some light gaming. Thatís my main concern with this rig. I also a little image editing with GIMP, but my current computer handles it fine, so I know this rig will not have any problems.
Here's what Iím thinking of going with right now...
CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Link
Mobo- ASUS M4N68T-M AM3 NVIDIA Geforce 7025/nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboard Link
Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Link
GPU- XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Link
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Link
Case- Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Link
My current computer has a 500watt PSU and a decent DVD drive. Shouldn't I be able to use those to save purchasing new ones? My only concern is that they are 5 years old.
Are all of the parts compatible with each other?
As for a OS, I can get Windows XP from a friend that runs the local electronics store. It's a version for refurbished computers. Would it work if I get him to install XP (which he is willing to do for free) then buy a Windows 7 upgrade? Or should I just spend the extra cash on the full version of Windows 7?
Edited by gkel55, 21 January 2010 - 09:15 AM.