Hello All! Looking to build a second PC. This system will be used mainly for internet surfing, watching movies, and encoding video. In most cases I would have an idea of what to build, but I really don't know which CPU AMD/Intel is better for encoding video.
I plan to use the following items:
250GB Western Digital HDD Sata 2 $55
Cooler Master Pro Centurion Case $50
Lite-On DVD writer $40
Total so far: $145
I'm looking for recomendations on:
Ram to go with it (Want 1GB)
An inexpesnive PCIe video card
(network adapter if not built into motherboard)
I'm trying to stay at or under $450 U.S and buy most of my items from NewEgg so if anyone can share some Egg links, that would be great
That's $450 WITH shipping charges if possible.
I have a keyboard, mouse, and LCD panel and I will be running WinXP Pro, but should probably make sure the system is Vista ready for the future since I plan to use it for a few years.
Thank you for any help.