- 72 months ago
Trying to figure out a cheap, efficient beast of a budget pc for my wife to do everyday browsing and extreme EXTREME couponing.
The CPU was already bought by me because not even a few days ago, I built my first rig Tina and since I barely knew anything about computers I then realized I got a 4820k with an LGA1150 mobo. $330 down the drain. Thought about returning it then I thought to myself, "wait, now I got one of the more expensive parts in a computer, everything else would be a breeze to grab". So, I came up with this list.
Aim of the game, Beast that eats 20-30 browser tabs a sitting with a side of Skype!! ...under $650.
Parts I chose:
CPU i7 4820K is lying around with no computer to give commands. sad CPU :'(
CPU Cooler it's an effing i7!! It has to have a CPU Cooler! Open for suggestions
Motherboard Really couldn't find a cheap enough mobo with an LGA2011 socket.
Memory This I would like to make a 16gb instead 8gb, but these 8gb aren't exactly slow. Open for suggestions
Storage Wife's impatient and would be thrilled to have windows 8.1 boot up and ready to go. Also storage for pics :3
Video Card My wife can't even Windows; no need for a GPU. Will however add one in the future, maybe 2?
Case Pretty baller lookin' case. Would prefer something more feminine, but i can just buy pink LED fans later. Open for suggestions
Power Supply I know, overkill. It's hard to find a decent 300W-350W psu for cheap.
Optical Drive Bluray not necessary, but fun. Hell, an optical drive is unnecessary, but I don't really know how to boot the OS otherwise. (thumb drive maybe?)
OS Windows 8.1 is new, but not horrible OS to get used to. She's already used to it, so that helps.
WLAN I really want this desktop to be portable which equals need WLAN (you know, in case she goes to friends'/family's house or something)
Pretty much open for suggestions for anything the ones that i pointed out I reeeallly want opinions on.
Oh and my gaming rig Tina is located here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/26M8TW About to take her apart and put her back together again, need to get her both Dimm's working, maybe mobo issue that only one at a time works.