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Thoughts on this budget build?

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November 9, 2011 9:29:10 PM

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3
CPU: Intel G620 Dual Core 2.6Ghz
RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz @ 9-9-9-24
PSU: Corsair 430W V2 CX
Graphics card: X1950pro (reusing old stuff)
Case: Bitfenix Merc Beta
DVD drive: LiteOn iHAS124

I already have a hard drive sorted thankfully. Altogether it's costing roughly £270. The only tasks will be web browsing and watching movies in HD, so nothing too demanding. Any amendments needed?

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November 9, 2011 10:23:40 PM

Does the G620 have graphics on the processor the way the i3's do?

If it does you might as well use that instead of the X1950 which is going to be louder , hotter and use more power for no advantage
November 9, 2011 10:53:13 PM

Why not get an i3-2105 instead? It has Intel HD 3000. I think that would be better.
November 10, 2011 4:02:04 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Does the G620 have graphics on the processor the way the i3's do?

If it does you might as well use that instead of the X1950 which is going to be louder , hotter and use more power for no advantage


Yeah it does, I forgot about that. I mean I had this X1950 just sitting here, so I thought I could just install it anyway and have it help pick up a bit of the slack, maybe for video players that support hardware acceleration or something. But I suppose with the built in graphics of the G620, it won't really be necessary.

cutebeans said:
Why not get an i3-2105 instead? It has Intel HD 3000. I think that would be better.


That's twice the price of the G620, and I want to keep it as cheap as possible. As I said, the most demanding thing this system will need to do is play HD videos with no lag. No gaming or anything like that will be happening, so the G620 will be sufficient for my needs.
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