Which CPU chip is the latest or top line?
Posted 19 July 2011 - 05:25 PM
Posted 19 July 2011 - 06:33 PM
I say this because I'm about to post my possible machine build and I think it might even be a little too much
Posted 20 July 2011 - 06:38 AM
If you want to build a new system, you need to do 2 things - (1) establish a budget and (2) define your needs or the primary use for the computer.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:59 AM
Choose a processor based on cost & performance. (I found the i5-2500 $209 to be plenty powerful and I just kinda wanted a 64 bit Quad Core... also came with a free blu ray burner until July 31st)
Find an appropriate MoBo. See my recent topic on which one. Chosen because of the SATA 6Gb ports, USB3, 4 memory ports, and the audio connections. You might want other options (embedded video, etc.)
Find a case that supports the MoBo size.
HD - Seagate and WD are tried and true.
PSU - Digerati has some sage advice on them
GPU - How much do you want to spend? I chose around $120
I had keyboards & monitors. Grand total was $700. With no video card you should be able to build a plenty powerful computer for general use for under $500.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:03 AM
And if you select a µATX board, I would still get a mid-size case as they offer more room for components and hands, and still let you see what you are doing. Plus, they tend to offer much better cooling options.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users