- 71 months ago
But my old Dell 530 died and I need a new computer. I'm not a gamer and was reasonably okay with my old computer. My uses are surfing, using MS Office, and apps related learning website creation. I'm 52 and average a computer every 5 years - but I'm sort of curious about gaming (just don't have tons of free time).
So far this is what I've come up with. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29xXYJ My parts price at Microcenter is $594.94. I want to go there because they're within an hour of me and I'd like to try doing this over my long weekend. My goal is to try to stay under $600.
I intend to reuse my old hard drive for a month or two until I can buy a Samsung SSD. I also intend to reuse my Windows 7 32-bit license.(Question) If I'm making a big mistake trying to use my old drive for a short period until I can replace it with a SSD, please tell me.
Anyhow, probably the biggest reason I'm making a computer vs buying one at Walmart is that I totally love the Lian Li cube case - the zippier pc is a BIG plus. I'm doing the matx format.
Beyond, please let me know if you see anything really bad with my choices...
Lian Li's case comes with three fans [System Fan (Front) 120mm Fan x 2, System Fan (Rear) 80mm Fan x 1]. Are those sufficient for cooling with an i5 if I don't add a video card?
Would they be sufficient for cooling if I were to add an inexpensive, small ASUS video card later (<$100)? Being used to a dull desktop - am I going to feel like I have a server next to me with these three fans running? Would I benefit from adding a fan controller in a reduction of noise?
Any suggestions would be gratefully received. I know I'm not one of your ranks, and I appreciate your time.