61 months ago
Currently I'm running an inherited Windows Vista desktop with 4 GB of RAM and an atrocious graphics card in it. It's a Ge Force 100. Needless to say, this thing sucks. I'm surprised it played Fallout New Vegas.
I haven't put together a computer in about a decade. I've spent about the past week looking into buying, then building a decent replacement. I use my desktop to torrent, browse the web, burn discs, for office use, etc.
I'm interested in PC gaming although I'm still playing a PS3. So I'm not exceptionally picky when it comes to high-end graphics. I'd like this machine to be a multi-purpose tool that will last a few years or will be easily upgradable.
So considering my current PC is pretty awful, I'm not terribly picky and I'm not looking to break the bank on a new desktop and appropriated a budget of around $850 for this project.
Did I add I really have no idea what I'm doing?
I picked the Intel i5 processor and to my knowledge it isn't overclockable. I honestly don't think I'd get around to it anyway. I plan on using the computer for 75% internet browsing, media and as a work computer.
I'm not decided on the graphics card I selected yet.
I added an optical drive that can read blu-ray discs. I already have an HDMI cord hooked up to a 32" smart TV I use as a monitor. I also have a decent set of Logitech speakers with a subwoofer.
I selected a Seagate 2GB HDD and a Crucial 240 GB SSD that I'll put Windows 7 OS on.
I feel like I could slim a few things down or add a nicer component considering it looks like I stayed within budget.
Feel free to make any suggestions. If I can get anything cheaper or avoid screwing something up, I appreciate any input.
Base Total: $871.63
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