need some suggestion regarding this build which was inspired by the $450 Console Killer PC build, but with some parts which I be planning to purchase them online and the rest from my local PC store
My old Pentium 4 desktop has finally kicked the bucket, and thus I need a replacement for my desktop PC which was my all-round use for web surfing, downloading movies, and old titles like Mechwarrior or Need For Speed PC game series
I don't really expect to play AAA grade titles like BF3 on this desktop but I still need a PC which could run Mechwarrior Online or the upcoming Need For Speed Rivals on 720p medium resolution.
Partlist as follows:
AMD A10-6800K Quad Core
CoolerMaster Seidon 120XL water cooler
Asus A88XM-A MATX Mainboard
8GB RipJaws-X 1866MHz CAS 8 memory
SanDisk Ready Cache 32GB
Western Digital Black 1TB 7200rpm
BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Midnight Black
The PSU and DVD are optional as I have a 500W PSU rated at 78% efficiency and the DVD Writer which could be salvaged from the old desktop.
As to the max budget I have is around 650 USD or around 800 Singapore dollars excluding shipping charges.
Things which I need shipping from US web stores will be the BitFenix Prodigy M casing and the mainboard as my local stores do not carry the 2 items.
While some will suggest dropping a SSD into the setup, but my budget is the limiting factor and SSD prices in Singapore are pretty high as the capacity goes up. I wished i could use the previous HDD but they are IDE based HDD and have really puny capacity of 60GB and 250GB and are large & bulky as compared to the current HDDs
The reason for buying the casing is that the form factor of the Prodigy fits very well my desk space as I could just place the PC right in the middle of my desk and still have space for the 2 monitors which I have currently as my displays. I wish i could place the casing on the floor but my floor needs constant cleaning due to the nearby construction and i fear the worst if my mum uses her cleaning equipment and keeps knocking into the PC especially when the system is powered on. Not only my environment is dusty, it can be quite warm, so i need some form of cooling from my floor standing fan and the extra cooling from the water cooler system. I might do some overclocking on the integrated GPU to bump up the speed to 1GHz from 844Mhz thus I find that the Seidon 120XL just able to fit into the small space.
Advance thanks for the upcoming suggestions
PS: just contributed to the help Tek Syndicate fund :)