Hey everyone, this is my first post. I enjoy message boards, am a member at a few...hoping this one is a good time too. Basically I am gathering components to build my first computer. So far I have purchased a case, a monitor and have decided on a processor. Now I have to pick out the rest. I guess my next step is the motherboard.
My goal for this computer is that it will be affordable, won't be used much for gaming (but would like to be able to have the option in the future...right now I haven't played a game on my PC since Age of Empires), and be fast at the start-up. I am doing my shopping at newegg.com.
So far I have:
SAMSUNG 2220WM Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
and I have settled on this processor:
Intel Pentium E2180 Allendale 2.0GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processorhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116052
I would like to be able to use my monitor as a TV and my friend has told me about this thing he has that will record to his hard drive and send TV to the monitor although I don't know what it is.
My next step is the motherboard I think...any suggestions? I would like to spend less than $100 on it and my main preference is stability. I am lost when I look at them, they are very confusing to me. If there is a motherboard with a decent built in graphics I would be open to spending a little more to replace the graphics card.
If you have the time to suggest to me other ideas to outfit the rest of my first homebuilt, that would be sweet too!
I look appreciate any advice you can give me and look forward to talking with ya'll!