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September 4, 2011 5:40:47 PM

Hey there,

I'm just making a PC for my friend, and came up with this:

500W Mushkin Enhanced Volta ATX2.3 Power Supply

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

ASUS P5G41T-M LX Intel® G41 (Socket 775) DDR3 PCI-Express Micro-ATX Motherboard

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...

Hitachi CinemaStar 7K500 250GB 3.5" HCS725025VLA380 - (Clean Pull)

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/S...

rianet Gamer FM-12A Black w/ 120mm Red LED Midi Tower Chassis

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...

Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CPU Cooler

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cooling/CPU+C...

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

Intel Pentium E5700 3.0GHz (Socket 775) Processor - Retail

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Proc...

4GB Mushkin Essentials #991769 (1x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz 9-9-9-24:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/S...

If we got this list of parts from the links provided, would that be a decent baseunit? I am comfortable putting together a PC but it has been a while since I did so just wanted to make sure I had no screwups.

Thanks in advance!

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September 4, 2011 5:44:45 PM

What is this computer going to be primarily used for? I mean the build looks fine, however I just want to make sure its going to be able to be used for whatever it is that youll want to use it for.
September 4, 2011 6:04:57 PM

cgleckman said:
What is this computer going to be primarily used for? I mean the build looks fine, however I just want to make sure its going to be able to be used for whatever it is that youll want to use it for.


Its a cheap (very cheap) basic gaming rig. I know its not perfect and very budget, but he is not on a lot and even this was pushing it.
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September 4, 2011 6:59:14 PM

violetsreason said:
Its a cheap (very cheap) basic gaming rig. I know its not perfect and very budget, but he is not on a lot and even this was pushing it.


Ok, no worries, if you were to give us a final price or a budget people on the forums may be able to build something better for the same price. Otherwise, it looks fine I dont see any problems with the build itself
September 4, 2011 9:55:47 PM

Actually, that sounds great. The Budget is £240, I'd be interested to see what people can come up with.
September 4, 2011 10:04:25 PM

Do you know the final cost of the build u posted?
September 5, 2011 12:20:10 PM

This build comes in at almost exactly that, £240. I kinda persuaded him to go for it, it is really the top end of what he is comfortable with.
September 5, 2011 12:22:54 PM

Oh, and in a quick demonstration of how long it has been, I just want to double check with you guys: I should have all the screws and cables I need coming with the parts, right? In addition, I have heard of some two PCI slot GPUs, and was worried the mother board might not be able to take this? Lastly, is the micro ATX format board a good enough one to fit this GPU?

Lots of questions I know, but I want to get this right first time. ^^ Thanks so much for your answers!

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September 5, 2011 4:08:02 PM
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Ill get back to your questions in a bit, first i have a build suggestion, also whats the main purpose of this rig just so i know.

Anyway I know its above budget and im really hoping u can up your budget a bit, but here you go. This puts you ~$100 over budget but imo its well worth it.

Processor: Core i3 2100 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock H61M-VS $60 (55 if bought in sept)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Kingston DDR3 1333 ValueRam 4GB $26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: Radeon HD 4650 1GB $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ $65 (can be 49.99 with promo code EMCKBGK32 until 9/5/11)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: APEX TX-381-C Black Steel Micro ATX Tower $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: XIGMATEK NRP-PC Series ACXTNRP-PC402 $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooling: Stock Heatsink+Fan

DVD Burner: SONY Black DVD-ROM Drive $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I can try and help you knock some of the cost of this build down if needed or I can just work with yours.


Anyway onto your questions:

All your screws/cables that youll need will come with your parts.

As for the GPU with your budget and build i would not recommend under any circumstances using 2 gpus. Also i dont think your mobo would handle it. There is not 2 PCI-e 2.0 slots only 1.

Yes the micro ATX is just space saving. It still will run your gpu just fine.





September 5, 2011 4:08:48 PM

The reason I posted this build is because I feel like it would make your friend happier in the long run and id be more then willing to help you track down the parts on the website youve been using
September 6, 2011 11:16:17 AM

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September 6, 2011 11:18:36 AM

Wow, thats great, I will certainly direct his attention to those parts! We are in the UK so we can't get newegg, but I'll shop around and try to find those parts over here to put together a purchase list for him. Thanks so much for your help, we both really appreciate it! ^^
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