Solved First time building a "new" PC, low budget. please help! Tags: Gaming Optical Media Storage Systems Cases Hard Drives Last response: July 2, 2013 4:03 PM in Systems Share po_0l 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.) More about : time building low budget Best solution montosaurous 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. Share po_0l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer montosaurous 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDIY PC Build (First time, please help!) Budget:~$2,000 Forum SolvedHelp with new high performance PC build please! (first time building a PC) Forum Hello! Check Please? Help! Low budget first time gaming rig build! Forum Please help, first build in a long time, low budget ($550) Forum SolvedFirst Time building a budget Gaming PC [Around $500] Advice needed please! Forum SolvedFirst time building a PC and I got a $1200 budget and I need help Forum SolvedLow budget, first time build. Check please? Forum SolvedLooking to Build Low Budget Gaming PC ~$600-700 not including monitor and keyboard First Time Forum SolvedBuilding my own PC for the first time, please help me decide good parts. Forum SolvedFirst Time Building PC having issues please help! Forum SolvedFirst time Building Gaming PC need help (Budget: $1,800 - $2,000) Forum SolvedFirst time for building gaming pc, 1400-1500 budget, need help, i have no experience Forum SolvedFirst time building gaming pc help needed please Forum SolvedFirst time building a PC, need some help please? Forum SolvedHELP NEEDED! Building a gaming pc for the first time! Budget of £1500-£1900 Forum SolvedNeed help for a new first time build with a budget of $400-500. Forum SolvedFirst time building my gaming pc, help please. Forum First time Build(low budget gaming pc) Forum SolvedFirst Time Building ~$600 Gaming PC, Help please :) Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming pc help please! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !