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October 5, 2011 9:57:36 PM

Building a computer for my girlfriend with spare parts and some new parts. This is what i have planned so far. wanted to know if i would work well for what she wants to do.

She:
surfs the internet
light gaming (sims 3)
Listens to music
Watches youtube

Cpu and motherboard combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Ram
Corsair ddr3 1600 (spare part)

Gpu
EVGA Gt 9800 512mb

Power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will this be adequate
Thomas

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October 5, 2011 10:31:49 PM

well, i'd highly recommend against that power supply. It's extremely cheap, so almost definitely not a good choice. There's a decent chance it would fry everything else. It would probably be best to use an amd card since nvidia cards do sometimes have problems with amd motherboards. They work a fair chunk of the time, but they can be really weird. How much ram is the ddr3?
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October 5, 2011 10:49:17 PM

what's your budget?

the dual-core Athlon II is okay, but the biostar board is awful, with an NVidia chipset that dates to 2008.
the Apex case has no included fans, and can take only a single 80mm/90mm fan.
the 9800 GT is 4 generations old.
the power supply is an M-80 (Firework waiting to happen)


There are better ways to spend your money than this obsolete mess.

Whats your budget? We can improve this with a decent budget system.

For about what you're pying here, an A6-3650 would be better and longer lasting.
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October 5, 2011 10:53:37 PM

My budget is 100-200 with my gt 9800 and the 4gigs of 1600
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October 5, 2011 10:58:02 PM

I have plenty of fans.
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October 5, 2011 10:59:38 PM

I have plenty of fans.
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October 5, 2011 11:24:13 PM

ok... I assume you also have a Hard drive and DVD burner to cannibalize?

Rosewill R102 case: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a great case, just add a 120mm fan in front and an 80mm on the side.

Corsair 430W 80+ PSU: $44.99 w/ $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
plenty of power

AS Rock H61M-VS: $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
basic

Intel Sandy Bridge Celeron G530 2.4 GHZ dual core processor: $56.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It benches at passmark about 50% better than an athlon II 260's rating, for less

total is $185.96 with $6.92 shipping and a $10 rebate, so $192.88 shipped, 182.88 after rebate

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October 5, 2011 11:26:35 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
ok... I assume you also have a Hard drive and DVD burner to cannibalize?

Rosewill R102 case: $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a great case, just add a 120mm fan in front and an 80mm on the side.

Corsair 430W 80+ PSU: $44.99 w/ $10 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
plenty of power

AS Rock H61M-VS: $53.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
basic

Intel Sandy Bridge Celeron G530 2.4 GHZ dual core processor: $56.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It benches at passmark about 50% better than an athlon II 260's rating, for less

total is $185.96 with $6.92 shipping and a $10 rebate, so $192.88 shipped, 182.88 after rebate


^+1 to the uber budget build
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October 5, 2011 11:48:50 PM

If she needs to do anything serious she can use mine

I7 930
Asus p6x58
6950
Corsair 1000w
12g 1333
Coolmaster v8
Coolmaster 932
1tb hd

But because I use it for my business she can't use it all the time. So she just wants something under 200
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October 6, 2011 3:08:25 AM

what I just posted will be decent for her purposes. If needed, though, it will need to add a DVD burner ($16-20) and a hard drive (500 GB for $40) for a full system at about $245
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October 13, 2011 12:17:01 AM

Best answer selected by tagar89.
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