Thursday, June 30, 2011

So.... New Computer?

It's been a while since my last post.

So one thing I decided to get lately was a computer.
... I suppose it's more than one thing since I got multiple parts to build a computer, but you get the idea.

It was basically a budget computer, so nothing really too impressive spec wise.  If you are in the need of a new computer but are on a tight budget, this might give you a good idea of things to get.

I stuck with an AMD processor since they are cheaper than Intel processors, haven't had any problems with AMD personally so I'll go with the cheaper option for a budget computer.
The rest of the parts were pretty standard... graphics card, DVD writer, RAM, power supply, motherboard, and of course a computer case.

So this was my final build:

AMD Phenom ii X4 810
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
Radeon 5450 (yeah I know this sucks but this computer's not meant for gaming)
DVD Writer
Mid tower with 400W power supply

Altogether it cost only $337 CAD after taxes and rebates.  Not Bad.