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May 5, 2013 3:33:49 AM

Currently I have a PC that was designed for home use as it has a lot of HHD, not for gaming. But I've decided to switch from a console to PC as I see it's affordable and has extreme performance, which the consoles couldn't even dream of perfecting.

On with the question, I'm quite new to the PC language.

At the moment I have an Acer Aspire X3812, search up the acer website. It's very small and I was thinking of buying one of those Cit Mars Midi Tower gaming case, additionally I think my PC has something like 300W PSU and I'm going to upgrade to 450W or maybe 500W. Last but not least I'm getting a GeForce GT630 2GB DDR3 and I'm not sure if all this would fit in the case.

Please post anything that you think will help me, thanks.

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May 5, 2013 3:51:16 AM

If you plan on gaming, the GT 630 is a poor choice. What is your budget and can you please provide some specs to your current system? I am too lazy to scour google myself at this ungodly hour for the specs.
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May 5, 2013 3:54:22 AM

What games are you playing? The GT630 is not a very good GPU for playing modern games-it is a low-end card. When upgrading your power supply make sure it is from Corsair, Seasonic or XFX. Other, cheap and substandard models have a high chance of failure and can take out other components as well. This is from personal experience and is common sense among the computer enthusiast community.

Everything should fit in the case IF the motherboard is in the ATX/microATX form factor. Also you will find when you place the motherboard in the new case there will be no back panel.
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May 5, 2013 3:56:30 AM

slomo4sho said:
If you plan on gaming, the GT 630 is a poor choice. What is your budget and can you please provide some specs to your current system? I am too lazy to scour google myself at this ungodly hour for the specs.


http://panam.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/aspir...
A LGA775 system. G43 chipset. It does not say exactly what the processor is and how much memory it has and a 220 watt power supply.
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May 5, 2013 10:00:53 AM

slomo4sho said:
If you plan on gaming, the GT 630 is a poor choice. What is your budget and can you please provide some specs to your current system? I am too lazy to scour google myself at this ungodly hour for the specs.
I want to customly build a gaming PC that will cost me around £300-£400 and at least play modern games at a solid 30FPS 1280x1024 medium settings. Forgot about upgrading the other thing, it's only for home use.

Processor : Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.66GHz
GPU : Intel Express Chipset G45/G43
RAM : 3GB not sure what DDR
PSU : 220W
OS : Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

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May 5, 2013 4:30:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£55.73 @ Maplin Electronics)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.02 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£110.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 5, 2013 10:50:17 PM

Why do you need DDR3-1600? I thought the K10(AM3) Athlon IIs only supported up to DDR3-1333.
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May 6, 2013 2:03:20 PM

Matsushima said:
Why do you need DDR3-1600? I thought the K10(AM3) Athlon IIs only supported up to DDR3-1333.


The DDR3-1600 kit is currently cheaper than any available DDR3-1333 kit.

In fact, SPD speed of the ram is 9-9-9-24 @ 1333.
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May 6, 2013 10:37:59 PM

slomo4sho said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£55.73 @ Maplin Electronics)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.02 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£110.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £418.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


That's a really nice build you put together there.

I think this is real value for money, I had about the same budget as this and ended up with a cheap MSI board that has numerous faults, a dual-core processor with 2GB of memory that I already had, and a 7770.
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