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May 28, 2013 9:19:32 AM

hi im wondering what be good for a light gaming pc

i dont know if i should use a althon x62 4800+ @stock and 1gb ddr2 ram and im wondering should i keep it for the light gaming pc just for minecraft or css and my res will be 1600x900 and i will need a gpu what do u think

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May 28, 2013 9:34:34 AM

skitz9417 said:
hi im wondering what be good for a light gaming pc

i dont know if i should use a althon x62 4800+ @stock and 1gb ddr2 ram and im wondering should i keep it for the light gaming pc just for minecraft or css and my res will be 1600x900 and i will need a gpu what do u think


What is your budget for this PC? Also, do you presently possess any parts which could be used in the build? Your post seems to indicate this, but I am uncertain.
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May 28, 2013 9:38:11 AM

ok i have a the cpu (4800+)
460 psu
and ddr2 1gb 800mhz and i have a matx case aswell and my budget is 250 bucks
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May 28, 2013 9:41:11 AM

skitz9417 said:
ok i have a the cpu (4800+)
460 psu
and ddr2 1gb 800mhz and i have a matx case aswell and my budget is 350 bucks


Honestly, you would probably be best off replacing the CPU and RAM. The case and PSU may be usable, however. What specific brands and models are they?
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May 28, 2013 9:51:54 AM

well its a no name case and i dont know what the psu model is and wanted to use that cpu because it just sitting a an old motherboard and so its not good for light gaming
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May 28, 2013 9:58:13 AM

skitz9417 said:
well its a no name case and i dont know what the psu model is and wanted to use that cpu because it just sitting a an old motherboard and so its not good for light gaming


That CPU is literally almost at the bottom of Tom's CPU hierarchy, and you could get on in the top three for under US$100, so I wouldn't advise using it. I need to know what case you have (or at least manufacturer, and, ideally, number and location of fans and what motherboards it can fit) to determine whether you need a new one. Just knowing the brand on the PSU would be quite useful.
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May 28, 2013 10:31:34 AM

2 fans on the side
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May 28, 2013 10:38:14 AM

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2 fans on the side


Good enough for me. Can you salvage a hard drive, or do we need to purchase one?
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May 28, 2013 10:39:29 AM

nope i have an 120gb hdd
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May 28, 2013 10:47:18 AM

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nope i have an 120gb hdd


That's a "need to purchase one" then? Well, this is problematic. We are in a place I don't like going, budget-wise: APU country.
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May 28, 2013 10:48:43 AM

what kind of a apu which one
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May 28, 2013 10:51:11 AM

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what kind of a apu which one


An A6-5400k, in my present design.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $283.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 13:50 EDT-0400)
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May 28, 2013 10:58:23 AM

well i dont need a cd drive have couple of spares and with the apu will be able to run minecraft and css
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May 28, 2013 11:00:22 AM

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well i dont need a cd drive have couple of spares and with the apu will be able to run minecraft and css


It should be able to run them, although I couldn't say how well. I don't know the benchmarks on the really low-tier APUs, as I usually design at a higher budget range.
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May 28, 2013 11:07:50 AM

ok thanks
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May 28, 2013 11:08:40 AM

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ok thanks


You might be able to upgrade the APU by dropping some things. Hold on, let me rework things.

Edit: Okay, so, some sacrifices were made, but this was the result:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.00 @ Compuvest)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $277.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 14:11 EDT-0400)
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