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What do to here? Building new rig

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April 1, 2014 12:58:46 PM

I already have: AMD phenom 3.0 quad core and ati radeon HD 4870, 2x2gb DDR2 ram, 640gb disc and 620W power supply, I was using asus m4a78 motherboard but now I have problems with video card pin on it and my screen is black.

So now the question is: Should I sell all these parts and build a new gaming computer for about 600 $ or I could use some parts which I have and build it a bit cheaper? I was thinking of using processor and power supply.

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a b ) Power supply
April 1, 2014 1:14:57 PM

imho you should buy a new gaming computer. This is a good one for $600:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $598.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 16:13 EDT-0400)
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April 1, 2014 1:33:30 PM

Is AMD FX-6300 really good if I want to play some of the new mmorpgs on high?
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a b ) Power supply
April 1, 2014 1:48:31 PM

For its price FX-6300 is really good. For 2 cores games, like most of mmorpgs, this is even better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($48.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $593.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 16:46 EDT-0400)
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April 1, 2014 2:21:24 PM

It would make a lot of diference if I would use my 5 years power supply 620w, 640gb disc and my old box?
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