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April 18, 2012 10:22:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Few weeks from now

Budget Range: $250-300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Music etc.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD, CD/DVD Burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: Turkey

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024



Greetings,

I'm new to this forum and i hope i'm making the post right.

I'm trying to upgrade my desktop and i kinda need some help about the parts and the compatibility between them. I have a low budget and i only need a motherboard, a graphics card and a processor. Here are the links for the parts i checked. It'd be great if you guys can give me some opinions about them.







Thank you very much.
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 18, 2012 10:42:27 AM

I think thats a very weak system for gaming, and unfortunately with that budget, you're stuck between very entry level choices. What I would call "the better of two evils".. In which case, I would consider an AMD Llano APU, its going to do a lot better than those parts. You do not need a separate video card, however you can add one.

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

AND

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

Total: $234
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 18, 2012 10:49:57 AM

nekulturny said:
I think thats a very weak system for gaming, and unfortunately with that budget, you're stuck between very entry level choices. What I would call "the better of two evils".. In which case, I would consider an AMD Llano APU, its going to do a lot better than those parts. You do not need a separate video card, however you can add one.

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

AND

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

Total: $234


GT440 > 6550D

GDDR5 support and it makes a huge difference. Not to mention the pentiums are basically lower clocked i3's without hyperthreading.
April 18, 2012 10:50:27 AM

Ohh and by the way, i have a power supply of 400w. Will it be enough for the new system?
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 18, 2012 11:01:53 AM

samuelspark said:
GT440 > 6550D

GDDR5 support and it makes a huge difference. Not to mention the pentiums are basically lower clocked i3's without hyperthreading.



http://www.anandtech.com/show/4448/amd-llano-desktop-pe...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GT_440/...

Alot of these games are barely playable, w/GT 440 and in some cases, not at all. Anything lower than 30FPS and you're asking for trouble. Pentiums are old junk, they cant even touch the CPU performance of a Llano.

Yes 400 watts is enough.
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
April 18, 2012 11:12:28 AM

samuelspark said:
GT440 > 6550D

GDDR5 support and it makes a huge difference. Not to mention the pentiums are basically lower clocked i3's without hyperthreading.

I stand corrected, you may be right

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pentium-g620-amd-a8...

Either way, its still a best of two evils choice.
a b B Homebuilt system
April 18, 2012 11:47:01 AM

His monitor is 1280x1024. I ran everything on max with a GT240 on 1024x768 back then.

Changed his build to a cheaper MSI mobo and a 7750. Should be able to max at that res. Check first reply.
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