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bulding a new budget computer

by nzee1998 / February 22, 2013 6:18 AM PST


Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H




1 TB wd green caviar

SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB


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So with a budget, why the new case?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 6:24 AM PST

Why not find something to recycle?

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(NT) am getting that case for around $30
by nzee1998 / February 23, 2013 3:11 AM PST
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by pgc3 / February 22, 2013 11:55 PM PST

Seems a little low on ram and light on PSU using 2 drives and 1 gb vid, just an opinion.

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thanx for the advice
by nzee1998 / February 23, 2013 3:11 AM PST
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so if i go for 8gb ram and 500watts psu will it be gr8

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(NT) Budget computer to do what ?
by VAPCMD / February 23, 2013 12:09 AM PST
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(NT) web designing and gaming
by nzee1998 / February 23, 2013 3:06 AM PST
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(NT) am not a hardcore gamer
by nzee1998 / February 23, 2013 3:13 AM PST
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For the CPU I recommend the i5, 8GBs RAM
by VAPCMD / February 23, 2013 12:11 PM PST

and enough PSU to support the system including the GPU. Really need to make sure you've get a good quality, efficient, single +12V rail PSU to run your system. Also recommend a 7,200 RPM HDD vice the green series drives

Once you get a final detailed list preferrably with links to products, we can take a final look at the complete system.


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Too much budget!
by tilcatilley1092 / February 23, 2013 12:55 PM PST

If you cannot afford the i5, go with a AMD quad core. There's some in the $60 - $70 range at Newegg. Some are a couple of years old, but you will get more performance.

Being that you're getting a dedicated GPU, skip the AMD "A" series, go with a quad core core, something like this.


You'll get more for less with that choice. Normally I stay away from AMD, however one can build a decent budget PC with the brand. I say to skip the A series because they give up too much CPU for the built in discrete like graphics card. Many compares the most recent A-10's with the i3, not something one wants to hear from a flagship chip. Too much video, & not enough horses under the hood for demanding work, such as virtual machines/other CPU intensive work.

Just done a reinstall of a computer with an i3, that's one weak CPU.


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