Solved New Build with a few old parts vs Buying Prebuilt Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 2, 2010 11:26 PM in Systems Share thindery January 26, 2010 6:46:25 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 30 days BUDGET RANGE: $200-$300 for upgrade and up to $450 for new prebuilt SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Downloading torrents, working on office documents, surfing the net PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, os, cd/dvd rom, hard drives PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: I'd prefer to stay with AMD card, indifferent on mobo. OVERCLOCKING: no MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is what I am keeping from my old system.. Drives: Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Western Digital 36 GB 8MB 360GD Raptor SATA 10K RPM This is sufficient storage for me. Monitor: Acer V223-WBD 22" Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor (Black) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017AR13G/ref=ox_ya_o... Power/Case: Linkworld Q319-C2628-P4 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Still runs great. This is the proposed upgrade purchases: Motherboard ECS A780GM-M3 AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Processor AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX425WFGIBOX - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Memory PQI TURBO 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PQI26400-4GDB - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I already have a Win7 x64 Professional os I got for $30 bucks through a student offer. Or then there are the two prebuilts I am considering... 1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What do you guys think would be the best for a system that will probably be going for the next 5 years. My old parts I am keeping date back to 2005. If I go with the new build, is my power going to be enough? I'm not sure how to know for sure. Please add or take from if you have better ideas. Thanks for the help. More about : build parts buying prebuilt Best solution bejabbers January 27, 2010 1:48:52 AM Build your own. You've already got most of the parts and your replacement parts tally only comes out to 210.97. Your 400W PSU will comfortably power those components. Since you're not doing any heavy duty gaming or graphics, you don't need any more than you've picked out. thindery February 2, 2010 11:26:56 PM Best answer selected by thindery. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading a very old pre-built , unsure about what to salvage vs . repla ForumLow end build vs Prebuilt Forum[ New Build ] With a few old parts . (Purchase date- 2 weeks) ForumPrebuilt VS New build + other misc questions/talk ForumSelf buit computer vs . pre-built computer ForumBuild or Prebuilt ? $500 Budget! ForumA few questions on this build ForumReasons why you dont buy Prebuilt systems ForumRepair? New build ? or Prebuilt ? ForumHomebuilt vs Prebuilt ? Forum$650 for prebuilt gaming machine or new /update build ? ForumHP Prebuilt vs Building Your Own ForumSSD boot drive on a prebuilt ?? ForumNotebook/Laptop vs Prebuilt Desktop vs Custom. ForumNew Build, any good? Forum[New System Build] Heat Management ForumNew Budget Build ForumInstallation issue with Antec mini P180 case Forum1st build, how'm I looking? ForumFirst PC build Advice $800 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !