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First time building a "new" PC, low budget. please help!

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July 2, 2013 8:14:22 AM

My uses for it will be all-round, including gaming. gaming will probably be the most intensive use as i dont video edit or 3d model or anything like that.

(1.)
first of all my current pc is this:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

instead of building up from scratch, could i just replace parts out of this old case and retain stuff like HDD and optical drive?

(2.)
I'm already set on the PSU and GPU

PSU: corsair cx430 ~$40 with rebate
GPU: GTX 650 Ti Boost or 660, (whichever is price efficient or on special deal) ~$200

could you recommend a good combination of CPU+cooler, mobo, and 8gb of memory to go with this? preferably for ~$300 and without bottlenecking the 660

(3.) did i leave anything out?

(4.) would you do things differently? (suggest better options for PSU and GPU, adjust budget etc.)

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July 2, 2013 9:18:53 AM

The PSU looks a little weak for the GPU. You could get a FX 6300, MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and 8GB of RAM for $275.
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July 2, 2013 1:09:50 PM

montosaurous said:
The PSU looks a little weak for the GPU. You could get a FX 6300, MSI 970A-G46 motherboard, and 8GB of RAM for $275.


ok i guess id be better off with a cx 500.
could i get by without buying a separate cooler for that cpu?
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July 2, 2013 4:03:29 PM

Yes, unless you plan extreme OC or something. It might be noisy under load but other than that it will be fine.
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