Hi everyone. It's been many moons since I've left the world of IT in favour of music. Anyhoo, I decided to put together a new machine for my mother as she's running a 9 year old computer which is cruelty in itself and she can't really afford a new one. There are however a few blanks and this is why I turn to you dear dabs users. The build I have in mind is intended for general use such as watching movies in HD, web browsing and puzzle games that don't really require all the firepower of modern games. My budget is roughly Â£450 and I don't really want to go over as I am stretching it as it is. Here is what I have in mind:
- OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply
- EVGA GeForce GT 630 810MHz PCI-Express HDMI
- Asus P8H61-MX/USB3
- Intel Core i3-3220
- 4GB Corsair XMS3 Memory
- WD 1.5TB Green SATA 6GB/s 3.5" 64MB Hard Drive
- Sony Optiarc 24x Internal DVD Multi Writer (DVD-RW/RAM) with Black Bezel Bare
- Win 7 Home Premium
I opted not to buy a soundcard as the onboard audio will do the job sufficiently I hope. My questions are:
Is the power supply a bit of an overkill for this spec?
I cannot decide on a case for my components as the motherboard is uATX and I am not sure if the chosen power supply will fit. Any recommendations would be appreciated be it the power supply or the case.
I want this computer to serve her well for the next couple of years which I hope is achievable with this spec as she's not really pushing her computer to the max at any point.
Any suggestions or replacements for my spec? Feel free to throw in anything you've got. Thanks a lot.