light gaming pc

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. skitz9417 said:


    Don't recognize the PSU brand, which is almost always a reason to drop it. Can't get a good look at the case. Having used it, would you say that it has passable cooling?
  7. 2 fans on the side
  8. skitz9417 said:
    2 fans on the side


    Good enough for me. Can you salvage a hard drive, or do we need to purchase one?
  9. nope i have an 120gb hdd
  10. skitz9417 said:
    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.
  11. what kind of a apu which one
  12. skitz9417 said:
    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)
  13. well i dont need a cd drive have couple of spares and with the apu will be able to run minecraft and css
  14. skitz9417 said:
    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.
  15. ok thanks
  16. skitz9417 said:
    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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