First of all, thank you so much for reading this. I'm thankful for the chance that someone might help me.
I am 23 and don't have much money to spend. In fact, for the past few years I have been using a computer that I fortunately got for free. For reference I would like to list the system specs here (sorry this is not all specific or 100% accurate but I don't feel like opening the PC at this time):
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: 200 GB HDD
Optical Drive: DVD+RW Light Scribe Double Layer 16x
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphics
This is an HP Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with service pack 3.
I've had moderate success with this PC considering its old but did occasionally get frustrated with the PCs limitations. That being said, I dont use it very often.
My heaviest game is The Sims 3 and its expansion packs, and I also play some older games but not very often. Another main use of my computer has been capturing VHS with my Pinnacle Dazzle, video editing/compression in Virtual Dub, burning DVDs, and occasional graphic design/image editing with Photoshop, Paint.NET, or Microsoft Publisher, etc.
So I want to build this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s2nF
but I was hoping someone could help me know if any of thats going to be too little or too much for my usage. Im skeptical of most of the people Ive talked to about this because they dont seem to understand that I dont care about blazing visual effects or playing any modern games except Sims 3 and eventually 4.
Please help me, I would be very grateful, because I am new to the world of hardware and system building.
Also any advice on which OS I should use, I feel like I need to go with Windows 8.1 but, again, I am clueless.
Edited by zorra, 15 April 2014 - 06:56 PM.