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November 25, 2013 6:49:14 AM

My pc (psu&motherboard) died a few days ago, and I'm on a tight budget. Here are the parts that I have left
ati 5450 video card
corsair value selects brand ram (ddr3?) 2gb x2 (4gb ram)
western digital 500gb harddrive sata 16mb cache
dvd-cd rewritable drive
ibuypower case

I need a budget psu, motherboard&processor that is compatible with the parts I have left. I don't plan on upgrading the parts I already have yet, and I need a build that is decent enough for gaming until I can afford to upgrade everything.

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November 25, 2013 7:09:08 AM

Tight budget means different things to different people, break it out in $'s some people that means $200 bucks, some that might mean $600. Also how much do you plan to spend later? no point it building a POS now then throwing good parts at it after, or throwing a bunch of money now, and not having enough for a good gpu/ram later.
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November 25, 2013 8:11:21 AM

Supahos said:
Tight budget means different things to different people, break it out in $'s some people that means $200 bucks, some that might mean $600. Also how much do you plan to spend later? no point it building a POS now then throwing good parts at it after, or throwing a bunch of money now, and not having enough for a good gpu/ram later.


oh sorry I left that out. at the moment, 300usd max atm
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November 25, 2013 8:18:17 AM

Okay as we don't know what the plans are as far as future upgrades I went a little overkill on your Power supply, but it was really only $20 more than what I would have chosen.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dv6M


I think that will work for you and would actually be worth upgrading around later on.
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November 25, 2013 9:18:05 AM

Supahos said:
Okay as we don't know what the plans are as far as future upgrades I went a little overkill on your Power supply, but it was really only $20 more than what I would have chosen.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dv6M


I think that will work for you and would actually be worth upgrading around later on.


what would you suggest that's 100usd cheaper? (to compare)
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November 25, 2013 9:26:28 AM

not quite 100 less, but not a huge sacrafice in quality.... won't be able to OC your processor anymore, and the PS will limit your options of GPU later a little but here you go

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/28k82

initially thought I would have gone to a 4300 cpu, but it was only $5 less... not worth the downgrade for that price at all.
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