I built my first PC a couple years back but haven't kept up with recent technology. My cousin wants to build one and I said I'd help. He's looking for something around $800, there's good wiggle room around this number. I think he really only plays WoW, maybe a couple others but nothing too intensive, other normal teenager stuff: bunch of tabs open at once in a browser, probably a torrent client running in the background, etc. Basically, most important part is running WoW and whatever pretty nicely, but to still handle the other junk within reason, and maybe a little room for upgrade-ability down the road.
Since it's been so long, I'm out of date on sandy/ivy bridge, I've done some reading though, and brushed up a bit but was just hoping for some feed back on my selections, and perhaps some recommendations on thing's I'm off or missing. Most notably, I want to make sure everything I've selected will be compatible -- the LGA 1155 and Z77 aspects etc...Mobo
: GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX - $119.99CPU
: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core - $229.99 >> $15 offRAM
: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $49.99 >> $10 off
------OR------ 8GB Kit (4GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 - $45.99Hard drive
: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache
An optical drive is of no concern.. But my first question is should I consider a graphics card
, I selected this mobo for its integrated graphics but will it be sufficient for what my cousin is after? I'd also like some opinions on an adequate power supply
, how many watts should I have to support this rig? Recommend a suitable one please.
Thank you for taking the time, you're helping me help a teenager further an interest in IT!