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Is this a good custom PC build for games (lowest graphic of course)

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August 29, 2012 12:32:38 AM

Before you read further please let me know if this will work (all the components working together), and if you could recommend a case that would be fabulous (please make it as cheap as you can get but with good space, cooling etc, as I am buying this off of a 10$ a week allowance.) thanks! Please feel free to put any recommendations below, any help appreciated! :)  ALSO: PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IM MISSING AN ESSENTIAL PART TO THE COMPUTER< AND WILL GAMES RUN IF I DO NOT BUY GRAPHICS CARD? THANK YOU! :)  :pt1cable: 


Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz LGA 1155 Processor

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388574/Pentium_G630_...


ASUS P5G41T-M LX Plus Socket 775 G41 mATX Intel Mo

http://www.microcenter.com/product/380270/P5G41T-M_LX_P...


120GB PATA IDE) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Refurb (I am buying an external HD later, so i know it is very small)

http://www.microcenter.com/product/352563/120GB_PATA_(IDE)_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_-_Refurbished



Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800) C

http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)



Diablotek EL Series PSEL500 500 Watt ATX Power Sup

http://www.microcenter.com/product/349703/EL_Series_PSE...



Redemtech CD-RW/DVD-ROM IDE Internal Drive - Refur

http://www.microcenter.com/product/352032/CD-RW-DVD-ROM...




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August 29, 2012 1:09:56 AM

That motherboard and CPU do not match. CPU is socket 1155 and motherboard is 775.
For about the same price get this motherboard instead http://www.microcenter.com/product/388089/H61M-HVS_H61_...

I think you will also need a PATA to SATA adapter if you buy that HDD

You are also missing a graphics card. The on-chip graphics will not be enough to run anything decently
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August 29, 2012 1:18:52 AM

I would recommend that you go for a brand new SATA hard drive. It will have a compatible interface, be faster, more power efficient and have a half decent 3-5 year warranty instead of the 30 day nonsense you'll most likely get with your refurbished one.
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August 29, 2012 1:45:48 AM

akxpckwb said:
That motherboard and CPU do not match. CPU is socket 1155 and motherboard is 775.
For about the same price get this motherboard instead http://www.microcenter.com/product/388089/H61M-HVS_H61_...

I think you will also need a PATA to SATA adapter if you buy that HDD

You are also missing a graphics card. The on-chip graphics will not be enough to run anything decently


If you want and only if u want to post a build for about the same price? Thanksfor your comment
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August 29, 2012 1:48:01 AM

pauls3743 said:
I would recommend that you go for a brand new SATA hard drive. It will have a compatible interface, be faster, more power efficient and have a half decent 3-5 year warranty instead of the 30 day nonsense you'll most likely get with your refurbished one.


May you please post a build for about the same price. Only if u want to though. Thanks for ur post
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August 29, 2012 2:18:18 AM

dont bother with that refurb optical drive when $3 more buys you a brand new DVD burner instead of just a reader
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August 29, 2012 11:56:03 AM

It would be easier if you gave us an initial budget number to work with but anyway here it goes:

Motherboard 49,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388089/H61M-HVS_H61_...

CPU 49,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/388574/Pentium_G630_...

RAM 24,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/307436/4GB_DDR3-1066...(PC3-8500)_CL7_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_2GB_Memory_Modules)

DVD 15,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/382892/22X_DVD%C2%B1...

SSD 59,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/364779/Agility_3_AGT...(SSD)_with_SandForce_2281_Controller

GPU 109,99
http://www.microcenter.com/product/386737/H775F1GD_AMD_...

Total: 310$ give or take

First of all you should be able to get better prices if you buy from a specialized hardware store or from websites like Newegg and Tigerdirect.

You can use the PSU you mentioned since this system requires little power however for future reference always try to buy one from top brands (Corsair,Antec,Seasonic,etc) or a high powered from lesser brands (since their wattage is lower than what they claim).

You can save some money if you wait until you buy the external hard drive however if you don't want to wait you might as well get a SSD. It is small in size like that refurbished one but it is very very fast. Many people buy one just to have the OS and a few programs there while using a second HDD for the heavy stuff.

You can also save another bucks if you buy another GPU like this one http://www.microcenter.com/product/377501/GV-R667D3-1GI...
instead of the one I mentioned. It costs less 30$ or so and should also suit you well enough for low settings maybe even medium on most games
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August 29, 2012 6:36:03 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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September 5, 2012 12:15:17 AM

Best answer selected by mparise15.
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