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October 6, 2013 6:35:28 PM

Edit: I have some parts from a pc I bought 4 or 5 years ago and I would like some help with what components I sould get to make it complete for under 250$. I won't be doing any gaming or using any gpu intesive programs.

Here are the components I have from the old pc.
evga gt430
8 gb ddr2 ram (4x2gb)
500w psu
dvd drive
500gb hdd


I would like to add more storage probably a 1tb drive.
I know $250 isn't much but I would appreciate the help.
Thanks in advance.

October 6, 2013 6:48:56 PM

what is you cpu?
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October 6, 2013 7:04:45 PM

doughnuts said:
what is you cpu?

I don't have a cpu or motherboard for this build.
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October 6, 2013 7:16:50 PM

what do you want to use the computer for?
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October 6, 2013 10:29:10 PM

sammyssb said:
what do you want to use the computer for?

Web browsing, photo storage, microsoft office, email, and online videos. It's basically a pc for my family to use. The only requirement is that it runs decently fast.
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October 7, 2013 1:58:41 PM

16bit said:
sammyssb said:
what do you want to use the computer for?

Web browsing, photo storage, microsoft office, email, and online videos. It's basically a pc for my family to use. The only requirement is that it runs decently fast.


okay, well i think we could set you up with something within that price range. let me do a bit of research and put a little list for you together.
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October 7, 2013 2:15:20 PM
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October 7, 2013 2:30:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $191.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 17:28 EDT-0400)

use your 500 GB HDD and the GT430 with this build. faster processor than the Phenom II, with more cores as well. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ready. Use your 500W PSU, shoudl not be challenged by this build.
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October 7, 2013 4:56:45 PM

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

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $191.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 17:28 EDT-0400)

use your 500 GB HDD and the GT430 with this build. faster processor than the Phenom II, with more cores as well. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ready. Use your 500W PSU, shoudl not be challenged by this build.

Do you think getting an amd apu would have better graphics performance than the gt430 I have? I will probably have to get an extra hard drive with whatever option I choose.
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October 7, 2013 4:59:19 PM

16bit said:
ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $191.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 17:28 EDT-0400)

use your 500 GB HDD and the GT430 with this build. faster processor than the Phenom II, with more cores as well. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ready. Use your 500W PSU, shoudl not be challenged by this build.

Do you think getting an amd apu would have better graphics performance than the gt430 I have? I will probably have to get an extra hard drive with whatever option I choose.


I would do an Athlon X4 + Sapphire radeon 6450
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October 7, 2013 8:28:01 PM

I would like to have a 1tb hard drive in this pc and stay in budget.
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October 8, 2013 3:41:47 AM

sammyssb said:
16bit said:
ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $191.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 17:28 EDT-0400)

use your 500 GB HDD and the GT430 with this build. faster processor than the Phenom II, with more cores as well. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ready. Use your 500W PSU, shoudl not be challenged by this build.

Do you think getting an amd apu would have better graphics performance than the gt430 I have? I will probably have to get an extra hard drive with whatever option I choose.


I would do an Athlon X4 + Sapphire radeon 6450



the 6450 is no better than the GT 430, so why bother? Similarly any APU graphics wll be no better than the 430 either, an for the listed use, its more than plenty.


As for adding a 1TB drive within your budget,you won't manage it, not staying under $200, and keep a decent processor.
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October 8, 2013 8:01:41 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
sammyssb said:
16bit said:
ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($77.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-P33 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.83 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $191.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-07 17:28 EDT-0400)

use your 500 GB HDD and the GT430 with this build. faster processor than the Phenom II, with more cores as well. USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ready. Use your 500W PSU, shoudl not be challenged by this build.

Do you think getting an amd apu would have better graphics performance than the gt430 I have? I will probably have to get an extra hard drive with whatever option I choose.


I would do an Athlon X4 + Sapphire radeon 6450



the 6450 is no better than the GT 430, so why bother? Similarly any APU graphics wll be no better than the 430 either, an for the listed use, its more than plenty.


As for adding a 1TB drive within your budget,you won't manage it, not staying under $200, and keep a decent processor.


I was going to use my gt 430 instead of the 6450 anyway just to save money. Im happy I wont be sacrificing any performance. I will have to just spend the extra $70 on the 1tb hdd.
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