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Hi all, Need to do a quick budget build and wanted some advice on what i have selected so far. This will just be a light use rig that will be used for some Corel work (vectors), browsing, and watching movies (HD). I already have a 500W Cooler Master PSU, case, and drives. I have a old vid card as well for it that will hand HD movies easily (have to dig it out to see what it is but nothing high powered for sure) Edit: Found the Vid card and it is a GeForce GTX 550 Ti Object is to get the best bang for the buck and stay under $350 CDN Here is the parts I have chosen so far: Mobo: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138372 CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544 Total: $334.96 How does this look to you guys?
Is there any practical reason to buy a newer case, now that I'm upgrading/changing out parts? I've been thinking maybe a case without a door so I could add an LCD temperature display or something, but I don't know that I'd use that over software. I've been re-using the same old Xion black/blue steel ATX case in various budget systems for myself for years, with different PSUs depending on need (one died) and have never had any space or cooling issues, though I don't do anything too extreme to create heat. If I had to guess I'd say my case is from 2008. It has no damage to it (maybe scuffs on the window if you look hard?) Are there newer equivalents with some advantage or feature or anything that might be worth a thought?
Well i have just moved from console to PC just to game i have bought a second hand PC for $95, its old but here are the specs i just want to Know if it would be good for normal gaming : PSU: 420 w MB: Asus M2N68 AM Plus OS: Windows 7 Home premium 64bit CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ x2 (2.3 Ghz) Memory: 1gb ddr2 667 Mhz x2 HDD: 150 gb ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Video: PowerColor HD7750 1gb DDR5 ( bought this for $140 nz) i am only only planning to game on 1360 x 768 resolution Up coming upgrades (sadly both second hand parts) CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8650 2.3ghz (Bought for $39.55 nz) Memory: G.SKill DDR2 800 2gb x2 (goin to buy) i know that theres newer parts ddr3 ram and the new FX processors and all, its just that im working with what i already have but i will upgrade again later, So yup that's pretty much what i got or going to have. I also have pre ordered my self a copy of BF4, and i wonder if i could run it with all the upgrades added.