I guess I wasn't clear about the goal of the build. The main goal was to replace an old XP box purchased back in 2005.....yeah,I know.
I wanted to assemble a modern PC running Win10 that has an upgrade path if desired. I was not expecting to maximise every watt, ghz, mhz, FPS, and byte.
I have read enough build comments to know there are many ways to end up with a good build without breaking the bank. My son and I feel that we succeeded. But I also recognize that there better, more experienced solutions.
This is a build i completed in the last month. It's a little over your budget but you can see some options. I went with the Cooler Master N200 case, it's a clean no frills case that has lots of options. I got my case from Amazon and 50 bucks seems to be the normal price but I have seen it less.
I am excited to see what grows from the seed I planted with building this with my son. I know he really likes how fast it boots and the larger monitor compared to the old XP relic. Perhaps when he gets older he will want to build a PC or at least do the upgrades on this one himself.....thanks for the feedback
hey, thanks for the feedback, i will check out skylines
Captain, just wanted to say thanks for the help. Got my win10 usb at best buy, about 30 min later the laptop was running win10. No sweat.
Ok thanks. I don't need whatever data is there i was more concerned about would it even work. I 've been reading a bunch on doing this on the web and there is a lot of cross talk about what works/w doesn't
One last question, does buying a physical copy of retail version or a digital copy matter? It seems there is some concern about getting a acceptable key.
+1 nice build......i have question on the fans. How many fan headers on the board?
any pix of the inside would be cool too......
I am actually planning a similar build to what you have hear. Dont consider me an expert on this by any means. I think this looks good but my only concern is the GPU, for my builds i was initially leaning to the R7 370 but the more i research the more i learn this may not be a long term solution. I also received feedback towards going with a GTX 960 or an R9 380.
hope this helps, but i would defer to other, wiser responses
Thanks for the detailed response. Appreciate it.
Another question, at this budget is the gtx 950 the only solution, or would an AMD offer be comparable.
I am asking because I know the importance the GPU plays in gaming, if $20 or 30 bucks more buys better performance I would consider it.
Xsplosive mentioned the EVGA 650w Gold......would that suffice or should i consider another?
thanks for the feedback.....
or i could just role with 16gb now......yes/no ?