Putting together the best components for your entry-level PC
For those who think that building a PC is a difficult and complicated proposition, here's a guide that will help you buy the right components for your rig.
Today we'll be building a General Purpose PC and just as the name suggests it will be able to do a little bit of everything. This PC can also be upgraded in case you need more power in the future. It'll make a perfect first PC for someone not willing to invest too much or who is looking for a balanced system for movies, music, a bit of surfing, casual gaming and encoding an odd video or two. The configuration hasn't changed much from our last 'Entry-Level PC' guide but we have made a couple of tweaks to keep up with the times.
Remember, you'll have to pay a bit more for the Operating System since it depends on what you're going to use it for. You could use Win XP, Win 7 or if you aren't going to game at all, then there's always Linux.