Help me Build a "suggested systems" FAQ for n00bs
Hi folks, I'm trying to put together a FAQ for newbies that answers one of the commonly asked questions, "Can you just tell me what to get so I can do my install"?
Newbies often come on here and want to jump right in but get very confused about what to buy and whether they have all the right stuff or not. What I'd like to do with this thread is give four ready made systems (I can do more if we need to, but 4 sounds about right) that meet different needs.
1. Cheap install.
2. Compact/low power. (Probably a Via install)
3. Zippier but still compact (a mini-ATX? I don't really know much about these)
4. Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead! (Gamer's delight, no holds barred, max power)
I need your help to put this list together. Yes, I know it will go out of date quickly, but it will serve as a guide to newbs who can't seem to figure out all the stuff they need and want a "parts list"
When specifying a system, make sure you include the mobo, power source (i.e. inverter or DC-DC) and approximate prices for the system. I'll consolidate the answers into a single point FAQ eventually.
I can start a separate thread on each of these systems, if that would make it easier. Let me know. Thanks for the help!