As my current system is 6 1/2 years old and badly out of date, I decided to tackle building my own.
My goal is to have a system that is not hopelessly obsolete as soon as it’s put together and can be upgraded as needed.
I might do some gaming but since my current machine can barely run The Sims 2, I’m totally out of touch with what’s out there.
All the prices are from Newegg and I chose the parts based on price, user ratings and some research.
Feel free to tell me what a fool I am.
Gigabyte Triton 180 64.99
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W 79.99
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 134.99
Intel i5-750 199.99
Arctic Silver 6.99
Corsair 4G (2x2G) DDR3 (2 sets) 198.98
Windows 7 64-bit 183.99
WILL BUY but exact item subject to revision due to price, availability, specifications, etc.
BYTECC internal floppy 7.99
SAMSUNG DVD-R/DVD burner 30.99
SONY DVD-ROM 18.99
SABRENT Internal card reader 12.99
SAPPHIRE Radeon 5750 1G 128-bit (DirectX 11) 144.99
ASUS 23" LCD 199.99
Creative Blaster X-Fi 34.99
US Robotics Fax modem 16.99
Logitech S-220 2.1 Multimedia 23.99
MIGHT BUY, these items can be jettisoned if needed.
Logitech standard keyboard 11.67
Logitech optical trackball 26.99
Canon CanoScan Flatbed 57.03
Extra case fan
Vantec 80mm 11.96