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Windows 7: Check out these PC Parts for me please im a rookie

29 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Check out these PC Parts for me please im a rookie

Im building a new PC from scratch and i want to use these parts:

GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX ATX Motherboard - AM3 Socket
ASUS M4N68T-M LE GeForce 7025/nForce 630a microATX Motherboard - AM3 Socket

AMD Athlon II X2 260 Processor

SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI-E Graphics Card - 1GB
ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 PCI-E Graphics Card - 1GB

Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Non-ECC 240pin DIMM Memory Module Kit

SEAGATE Internal 3.5" SATA 250GB Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 3.5 inch Interal SATA Hard Drive

SAMSUNG SH-S223B Super WriteMaster SATA DVD Rewriter Drive

I Am 15 selling my playstation all its games and accessories and some other old pc parts to fund this so i am not loaded

are there any better parts for the same price?
are any components shown not compatible with others?
No comments on the edits yet??

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29 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

I wouldn't recommend buying a new 250GB hard drive for a desktop PC. You can get larger (500GB or more drives) with higher performance for about the same price, or less.

For the RAM, get a 4GB dual channel kit (2 X 2GB) for the best performance.

If the system is for gaming, the Radeon 5450 is supposed to be pretty weak. Unfortunately, good, cheap (< $100US), gaming graphics cards may not exist.

The motherboard that you list is a good one, but expensive. You can get AM3 boards for a lot less money. (Avoid the ones with nVidia chipsets, which seem to be kludged up AM2+ designs.)

The CPU is OK, although you could get an X3 450 with a higher clock for only a bit more.

You might start here:

Budget System Builder

It mentions some additional factors, like cases and power supplies.

I also suggest familiarizing yourself with the "power search" engines at There's a lot of information there, even if you can't use them (they only serve the US and Canada) or don't want to deal with them.
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29 Apr 2011   #3
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

I normally don't like recommending "old" hardware, but since this is a low budget build....try this for - SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card 320 process cores vs 80

This cpu is about $40 more but has 4 cores at 3.2 - AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOXa solid foundation for future upgrades.....
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29 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

Think about this HD Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB

Or this video card SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570

If you need a case, this is a pretty good one Rosewill CHALLENGER
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29 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

thanks for the advice all shame neweeg only ships to america and peurto rico though
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29 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LostAndDamned View Post
do newegg ship to the UK?
I'm not sure, but I don't think so. You probably have some good sources in the U.K. You can also check for the same items on Amazon.
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30 Apr 2011   #7
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

Since you are selling a game system do you plan on gaming with this system?...if so the video cards Me and Essenbe recommended are going to be very weak....They don't ship to the UK but they have a great configurator iBUYPOWER: High Performance Custom Gaming Computers and Laptops

decide on what you can afford, and play...the site will point out any problems with your choices...and will list all parts needed
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