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. Share thindery February 2, 2010 11:26:56 PM Best answer selected by thindery. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building a new budget rig using a few old parts Forum SolvedUnder $900 New Gaming / Media Processing System (with a few old parts) Forum SolvedPre-Built PC vs buying and building? Forum SolvedIs this PC build alright for few years? Will I be able to change GPU or CPU w/o buying new Mobo? Forum Solvedfew questions on buying parts seperately on a budget build. Forum Buying a new build, how much can I get for my old parts? Forum SolvedMy First Build with a few old parts Forum SolvedNew build using a few spare parts Need suggestions Forum SolvedNeed help on new parts to an old build Forum SolvedNew Build , OLD parts Forum SolvedNew build with old parts Forum SolvedLooking for help on partial new gaming build while using "old" parts. Forum SolvedNew (and old) Parts Build - PSU Advice? Forum Solvedsalvaging parts from old dell for new build Forum SolvedNew to building desktops, need help buying parts for a gaming computer Forum Solvedold parts new build Forum SolvedNew to building desktops, need help buying parts for a gaming computer Forum SolvedI want to use some old parts to build a new pc Forum Solvedcomments on new build? reusing old + buying new Forum SolvedSafe to reuse old parts with new pc build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !