Posted 12 November 2012 - 18:59
I've been set the task by my friend to build a computer which I'd class as midrange. The only thing he really cares about is that it must "feel" quick (although he won't be doing anything massively computational). So SSD boot drive and a fair chunk of RAM?
My budget is £500 (plus £50 for P&P). Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and OS are not necessary - so all the money is for a barebones tower really.
Currently, I'm thinking of an i5, mATX board, 2TB HDD, 128-256GB SSD. He's requested 32GBs of RAM, so although I think it's overkill I have to allow for it. If there's enough left over, I'll buy a midrange graphics card - but from what he's told me it will be used for it may not be required at all. I'm guessing a reputable 500W PSU would be fine for this build.
Case should be something simple. Nothing flashy, and no loud fans.
Does anyone have any tips before I start to go and order the pieces?