Starting point: the 10 year old PC stopped turning on about August time last year. We need a computer at home.
(Side note: I had probably played computer games about 10 times the whole of the year before that. Computer gaming was becoming a bone contention for family life, and not gaming has left me in a happier and healthier position)
Activities the new PC will be used for:
Light gaming - assume rocket league and LoL as a benchmark
Home office - smooth use of MS Office applications,
I am looking at the following build:
The graphics card (Todd's old GTX770) still works and therefore cost avoided, and while it will be a choke point will be sufficient for light gaming
The SSD still works and therefore cost avoided
I will not be able to transfer Windows 10 license (which was a free upgrade from XP)as I have new MB
I need a new case, just so I have USB 3.0 at top of case.
This brings the build to the £650 mark including OS.
Do the components all work together?
Can/Should I save money on the Power Supply?
If the GFX card doesnt play ball, what should i replace it with? 1060?
Do I need Windows pro or is home sufficient?
Do I need the aftermarket cooler?
Will I need additional fans for the case?
Will Todd help me build it in exchange for dinner and cider?