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April 6, 2013 3:05:34 PM

Hello there,
I am just getting into the PC community and I am in great need of some assistance. I have created a budget PC build BUT I am unsure of whether I am missing out any needed components or whether the GPU will fit in the case etc. Basically, I am fairly uneducated and would love if someone could clarify if this build is fine as it is, or if I am missing pieces or certain components are compatible; below I have left the details of my build for you to check and help me solve this problem

Many thanks in advance.

GPU - Radeon 7850 ~ £135
SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY Radeon HD 7850 - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 (11200-07-22G) - light version | Pixmania UK

CPU, MOTHERBOARD, RAM ~ £210
TIKOO Upgrade Kit: Asus P8B75-V Motherboard, Intel Core i3 2100 3.1 GHz CPU + Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G 1 x 4 GB PC Memory Module | Pixmania UK

CASE, HDD, DISKDRIVE, REST OF THE BUILD ~ £138
http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/163861

WINDOWS XP OEM ~ £30
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Professional-...
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April 6, 2013 3:10:54 PM

i'm not going to comment on anything except the operating system. wouldn't it be better to buy windows 7 64bit?
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April 6, 2013 3:18:54 PM

swifty_morgan said:
i'm not going to comment on anything except the operating system. wouldn't it be better to buy windows 7 64bit?

Well I'm on a budget and the £40 saving by getting xp instead of 7 allows more money to be spent increasing performance ie better gpu
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April 8, 2013 7:18:52 AM

RobCrezz said:
chazzer1963 said:

I'm talking about the hardware compatibility



Seriously, dont get windows XP. Its far out of date now and you get much more performance on windows 7.


Okay that's great but can someone please confirm that all the hardware is compatible with each other
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April 8, 2013 7:20:17 AM

chazzer1963 said:
RobCrezz said:
chazzer1963 said:

I'm talking about the hardware compatibility



Seriously, dont get windows XP. Its far out of date now and you get much more performance on windows 7.


Okay that's great but can someone please confirm that all the hardware is compatible with each other


Looks fine as far as I can see, but youll get more performance for 2x ram modules to utilise dual channel.
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