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First time low budget new build, completely lost!

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August 7, 2012 9:32:29 PM

Hi, my old laptop finally died for good, and I'd like to replace it by putting together a super low budget gaming PC, mostly just for newer MMOs on low/med settings. I'v got a dead old Dell Dimension 2350 I can take apart too, though I'm doubtful it's got anything useful aside from the case, fans and power supply. I'm completely clueless about anything to do with computers. Would these parts even work together/be any good? Or fit in my old dell case? Am I missing anything?


Budget Range: £300-350 including shipping.

Motherboard: AsRock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005POPRG8/ref=ox_sc...

Graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD7750 Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00761YFPW/ref=ox_sc...

RAM: 2x Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM Memory
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002K23V1Q/ref=ox_sc...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar 160 GB - internal - 3.5" - ATA-100 - 7200 rpm - buffer: 2 MB
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000W8FPPK/ref=ox_sc...

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 - 3.4 Ghz AM3 Black Edition CPU
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002SRQ214/ref=ox_sc...

Reused parts
Power supply: 450wt. Dont know what kind. Would I need a more powerful one?
Case: Dell Dimension 2350 case and fan. Super ugly, can bling it up later.
Monitor: Iiyama Prolite E2607WS. Think it's 1,920 x 1,200 pixels?

Without Windows those parts come to £290 on Amazon, I'd have to buy that too but it seems a lot there, even for old versions. I'm in the UK and looked there because it has reviews of most things, but I wanted to see if I was on the right track with these parts and what you guys could suggest as alternatives before price checking different sites.

I'd really appreciate some help with this, nobody I know knows anything about computers either, thanks!

August 7, 2012 11:21:49 PM

i dont think that hard drive is compatable. get something that is at least 250gb and sata 2 or 3

otherwise it isnt too bad. you could really use a 6850 or a 6870 instead
August 8, 2012 12:23:03 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i dont think that hard drive is compatable. get something that is at least 250gb and sata 2 or 3

otherwise it isnt too bad. you could really use a 6850 or a 6870 instead


Thank you TBT!

I will find a bigger HD, I forgot about leaving space on it free, hahaha. Should any 3.5in one work or is there anything else that would affect compatibility?

The 6850 is only £20 more and looks like it will be a lot better, so thats awesome!

Thanks a lot!
August 8, 2012 12:48:04 AM

you need a sata hard drive. not IDE (belts=IDE)

no problem
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