Hello everyone, I'm trying to build a computer for about $550 that is suitable for games (not necessarily at the highest resolution, but playable). I do not
need the monitor, mouse, keyboard, or graphics card.
Note: I currently have a BFG Geforce 6600
, which a friend gave to me after he realized he couldn't use it.
I need help optimizing the performance and reliability/price, and to make sure all my parts actually work together!
Anyway, this is what I've come up with so far:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200S0 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
AMS PP-4603EPS EPS12V 460W Power Supply 90
x2 Crucial 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory
I believe that leaves the motherboard, the case, and the cd/dvd drive. What should I look for in these components? Is it viable to get a case with a smaller form-factor for mild mobility (transportation to friends' houses, for example)? How future-proof is this computer, with regards to gaming and/or components?
Thanks in advance for your help!