- 55 months ago
I'm looking to build a new PC, mainly for work purposes, but a little light gaming on the side. I mainly work in excel and read large documents, so having a 3 monitor setup is a must (two horizontal, one vertical). I would like the option of being able to add a 4th monitor in the future, but it isn't a deal breaker. As far as gaming goes, I'm not even sure what is considered light gaming, but I don't particular care about high resolution. I mostly play games like Left 4 Dead and point and click adventure games. So being able to play FPSs on moderate settings would be nice.
Monitor wise, I'm planning to use 3 24" (1920 x 1080). I haven't picked any out yet, but the idea is to get the from around $100 each around black friday.
Having not built a PC in over 6 years, my hang up really is the video card, and if I even need one. I don't know if there are any motherboards out there that would support 3 or 4 monitors with an integrated GPU (and if they did, if I could do any kind of gaming with it).
With all that said, here are my preferences:
1) Budget: $350 2)Form Factor: Micro ATX
Components I do NOT need, so they are not included in the budget above: 1) Hard drives. I have a 240gb unused SSD and 2TB green drive already. 2)Peripherals 3)Blu Ray drive
Thats about it. Thanks for reading and let me know if you need clarification about anything.