This my first time on this forum and I am afraid I am here to ask for a little guidance.
I am putting together a computer system and would like some opinions on the parts I am looking to use. I plan on using it for a little gaming, some video editing, streaming and general day-to-day usage. I do want it to feel fast at most tasks and be able to play streamed video to a 32 inch 1080p tv via HDMI,
I am looking to build the best machine possible for my budget (£350-400) with the hope it will last me many years to come and have the capacity for future upgrading. This system falls within my budget at around £390.
One concern I have, which I would be very thankful for some advice, is the motherboard. I am worried it might cause a bottleneck in the system as I believe the CPU is strong and obviously the SSD will be pretty swift but if the motherboard is going to slow everything down it would be a waste.
Oh and lastly, I understand the SSD is relitively small but I will be buying a 1TB HDD as a secondry drive in the future. The SSD will be mainly used for the OS and some games.
OK... Here we go!
CPU: AMD FX-8350 octo core 4ghz 16mb cache (£125)
Graphics Card: ATI Radion HD 5450 1GB DDR3 (£30)(open for suggestions, up to £50 budget)
Motherboard: Gigabyte 78LMT (£37)
RAM: 8BG 1600ghz DDR 3 (£60)
Stoarage: SSD 120GB (£50)
PSU: Corsar CX 500 (£40)
Case: HP compaq dc5100 microtower (case from an old pc) or Galaxy 3 gaming computer ATX (as found on popular auction webistes!) (free or £30)
Media: Old DVD RW (free)
OS: Ubuntu (possibly Win 7 later) (free or £40)
Total cost: £342 or £412
I hope I am not forgetting anything. If you have any ideas for improving the proposed system please let me know, however, I do ask that you remember my budget is very tight. If fact, if you know of less expensive parts, where substitution would not effect performance, I would be very happy to hear.
Lastly, one major concirn is with using the old HP case. It would save a few pound but would the parts fit it? Aparently its an ATX case if that is any help.
Any questions just ask.
Edited by LordDude79, 22 August 2014 - 03:12 PM.