Okay, I had Dell Optiplex GX270 with NVidia Geforce 6200, 4 GB DDR1 Ram which finally DIED!
Meaning, I'm finally going to build my own computer. YAY!
I'm NOT a gamer...I do Adobe Flash and VIDEO EDITING.
However, I do not have much money. I'm trying to build a GOOD computer under $350.
Here are specs I have come up with so far:
1. Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
2. CPU - Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
3. RAM - PNY Optima 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3
4. Power Supply - Cooler Master Elite 460W ATX +12V V2.31 SATA
5. Graphics Card: Evga GeForce GT 430 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0
6. Case - 10-Bay ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - No PSU?
7. Hard Drive and CD-ROM - I will not be buying for now because I will be using the one from my Dell.
So, all of them cost up to $350. What do you guys think? Will it be smooth for my purposes? And will it be better than any new pre-built computers that is at it's price range today?
And obviously, I'm NOT going to overclock.
Yup, my hard drive is SATA, I think. Well, I think Dell Optiplex GX 270 uses SATA.
But ya, I trust Intel more than AMD, haha. And some people say Intel i3 is better than AMD A6-3650.
Thanks for the reply though. The only thing I'm planning to change is the PSU but isn't 520w too much for my system?
For your purposes, I think the A6 would be fine, but it is completely up to you. As for the PSU, I recommended that once since it is on sale. It is usually wise to get more than the minimum to account for the fact that PSUs degrade over time.
Edit: Forgot to mention that the PSU I recommended could support Crossfire for another GPU if you wanted to add one in later for the A6 build so eventually it wouldn't be too much.
It supplies 28A on the 12v rail. Your video card requires 22A according to newegg. Don't think the Cooler Master meets that requirement (18A on 12v rail). Other than that I have nothing else to add. Good luck with your build