Greetings. Sorry if this thread is posted on the wrong section... I'm trying to build a new computer. I currently don't have a good budget ($109, very difficult to get without a good job) . The parts will be bought as more money becomes available. I really plan to stick with this computer for at least 5 years, I really don't want to end up with hardware that will become completely obsolete in less than a year. The computer will be used for gaming and will probably be used for heavy video encoding (mostly scaling videos at resolutions as low as 320x240 to at least 1280x720). My current selection:
I'm currently having trouble selecting a power supply. Any suggestions? As long as I can max out most of today's games while maintaining 45 fps and encode videos in less than an hour, i'm fine, but it probably won't last long before becoming obsolete. Please note that, although I probably shouldn't reveal this here, i'm a soon-to-be college student... So the more money I can save, the better... Perhaps I should go with a Dell XPS with financing instead for the advantage of portability? I'd really hate to have to leave this PC behind... As for the disk drive... I will be recycling one from an old Windows 98 computer that my parents neglected. It's a DVD burner. Please note that I don't want to depend on my parents for any money. Can anyone suggest anything cheaper that won't reduce performance?
Edit: I am very concerned about the motherboard I chose. It's priced at $40. Can it even support the Phenom II I chose?