I just got back from deployment, to a very anxious 6 year old who is now required to do work on the internet for school. (I mean WTH 1st grade i thought we were barely reading, but that was a long time ago and I digress)
So basically I need a computer that will do basic word processing and web surfing. But, since I am upgrading I would like it to play the newer games at a playable resolution. There is no need for max fps in games and I will not be folding.
This is what i know is in my machine atm and can get other requested components tonight after work.
Coolermaster Mystique case
AMD 6000 x2
Ati Radeon 1900 xt
2x Maxtor 500GB
1x Seagte 750 GB
Asus DVD reader
Lite-on DVD Burner
8GB of generic ram
Microsoft Ergo 4000 keynoard
Logitech corded Laser mouse (the one with the adjustable weight block)
Viewsonic 22" Widescreen monitor
I would like to keep the build in the 500-650 range, and can reuse any or none of the components
I have been out of the game for a while now and have no idea what is out there
Also i will need to get a new OS as all i have is XP Pro. Which do you guys recommend 7 or 8? Home or PRo?