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Inexperienced PC Builder in need of help!

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February 9, 2013 3:41:00 PM

Hi there,
I'm really sick of my old PC and it's incapability to run good games. I'm not sure just how old it is but the specs, as far as I know, are pretty terrible. It is in no way a gaming rig. http://www.ekowcomputers.co.uk/packard-bell-imedia-d252... Is my PC with all it's components - This is what mine is currently, as it has never been upgraded before.

Upgrades I was hoping to get for this:
Processor - http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Bulldozer-FX-4100-Socket-Pr...
Graphics Card - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-11202-13-20G-Graphics-...
RAM - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9-Modul...
PSU - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Builder-Series-Bronze-S...
Motherboard - http://www.amazon.co.uk/GIGABYTE-GA-78LMT-S2P-Motherboa...
Please recommend a case if my current one won't do the job!
Do I need to replace the disc and hard drives?

- Will the components fit in the current computer's case?
- Will air circulation be fine in this current case?
- Are the components compatible with each other? So hopefully you can see my nooby dilemma :) 

Is there:
- Anything I need to upgrade, change, or anything I have missed? The cheaper the better, so generally any cheaper items recommended would be amazing!
- Anything I don't need to upgrade or change?

Bearing in mind that I'm looking to play games like Skyrim on around Mid to High graphics - is this achievable with these specs?
Thanks so much to all who help me answer this!

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a c 109 à CPUs
February 9, 2013 5:26:08 PM

dont post your email address unless you want spammed--use the quick edit to remove it

can you just list the parts you want?

by the time i opened the 5th link i had forgot half of what the other parts were :) 
February 9, 2013 6:11:57 PM

Sure thing!
AMD Bulldozer FX-4100 Socket AM3+ 4 Core Processor - 3.60GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo
Sapphire 11202-13-20G AMD Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card ( HDMI, 2GB DDR3, DVI-D, VGA, PCI Express 3.0, 128-Bit, AMD HD3D Technology)
Corsair CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 8GB Module DDR3 Unbuffered C9 SODIMM Memory
Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
GIGABYTE SAM3+ GA-78LMT-S2P Motherboard AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX DDR3 DVI-D
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February 9, 2013 6:15:02 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
dont post your email address unless you want spammed--use the quick edit to remove it

can you just list the parts you want?

by the time i opened the 5th link i had forgot half of what the other parts were :) 


And if there's anything I've failed to mention let me know! :) 
a c 326 à CPUs
February 9, 2013 8:42:36 PM

1: The ram you picked is a sodimm, which is for laptops and some itx motherbds.
2: Your OS will likely not transfer over to your new system, as it is probably an OEM version, and the OS you have is 32bit which is limited to 4gb max minus ram that the system uses like whats on the graphics card so 3.5ish is what you usually see.
3: Ideally you want 1600 or 1866 speed ram with the fx processor.
4: if you can afford it, get the 7770 over the 7750. the extra 20 pounds are worth it in my opinion.

Heres two 8gb 1.5v 1866 kits if you get a 64 bit version of windows
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1866C9R-Venge...

Heres 4gb kit in case you want to try moving your current windows over to the new system. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-KHX1866C11D3P1K2-4G-18...

** Just want to mention that you can probably skip ram and use the 3gb ram from the PB if you wanted too. I'm not sure of its speed so check and make sure it will work.**


a b à CPUs
February 9, 2013 8:52:42 PM

go for 64 bit windows. its not worth limiting yourself to a 32 bit operating system as there is a lot of support and software for 64bit now


plus its not uncommon for people to have 8,16 or more ram in a pc nowadays (the more you have the more data is stored there from hdd which means it loads quicker)
February 10, 2013 5:49:10 AM

popatim said:
1: The ram you picked is a sodimm, which is for laptops and some itx motherbds.
2: Your OS will likely not transfer over to your new system, as it is probably an OEM version, and the OS you have is 32bit which is limited to 4gb max minus ram that the system uses like whats on the graphics card so 3.5ish is what you usually see.
3: Ideally you want 1600 or 1866 speed ram with the fx processor.
4: if you can afford it, get the 7770 over the 7750. the extra 20 pounds are worth it in my opinion.

Heres two 8gb 1.5v 1866 kits if you get a 64 bit version of windows
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9-1600MH...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8GX3M2A1866C9R-Venge...

Heres 4gb kit in case you want to try moving your current windows over to the new system. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-KHX1866C11D3P1K2-4G-18...

** Just want to mention that you can probably skip ram and use the 3gb ram from the PB if you wanted too. I'm not sure of its speed so check and make sure it will work.**


Thanks to the both of you there for those speedy replies :)  So I think I'll get 1866 Mhz like Popatim suggested. Thing is, I was under the impression my Windows was 64 bit already: If I buy another, should I go windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8?
Oh and btw two questions that weren't answered, would all those components I have listed fit together (In terms of sockets and compatability) and would the PSU be fine for all this?