Hello there! I've been working up the courage to invest in building a top end gaming PC but I've decided I'd like to start small with a cheap family computer build. It'll get my confidence up and it'll replace the monstrosity my family have to use on a daily basis.
While this is my first build, I've been researching parts/brands/building process for a few weeks now so let me know what you think of this.
1. What is your budget?: 400 - 500 would be ideal, but below that would obviously be great.
2. What will be the main purpose of the computer?: Going on the internet and media usage. Fairly standard stuff (lots of constant use though, big family!)
3. Do you need a copy of Windows?: Yup!
4. Can you use any parts from an old computer?: Not really, though I'll be salvaging the monitor, maybe one of the sticks of ram?
5. Do you need a monitor?: Nope, not for now.
5b. If no, what resolution is your current monitor and do you plan to upgrade in the near future?: Quite low, it's an old 15" dell 4:3 monitor, can't remember the res. off hand. Probably would be willing to invest in a smallish monitor later on.
6. Do you need any of these peripherals?: Nope!
7. Are you willing to try overclocking?: Not for this build.
8. How can you pay?: However
9. When are you purchasing?:Whenever suits
10. If you need help building it, where are you based?: Dublin
On top of that, this is the kind of build I was thinking, but feel free to tell me how awful it is...
Processor: AMD A-Series A4 3400 2.7GHz 1MB FM1 €53 @ Komplett
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2V - Socket FM1- Micro ATX €69 @ Komplett
Memory: Corsair Vengeance - 4 GB -1600 MHz PC3-12800 €29.95 @ Komplett
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310 - Mid tower - no PSU €36 @ Komplett
Hard Drive: WD 500GB 3.5" SATA-600 7200rpm 16MB €87 @ Komplett
PSU: Cooler Master - Elite Power - 400W €39.95 @ Komplett
Optical Drive: Sony 24x Internal DVD Rewriter - Black approx €16 @ Amazon.co.uk
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (OEM okay?) approx €84 @ amazon.co.uk
What do people think? Have I missed anything there? Does that cost too much for what it will be used for. Let me know!