Hello, firstly, I would like to point out that it's my very first time posting here, and I'm also kind of new to the whole PC building thingy so please understand if I say something stupid or something, anyway, to cut to the chase, I am "upgrading" my PC. The reason behind the " in "upgrading" is because I already have a PC, however it's utterly outdated and bad, and after 6 years of frustration and joy altogether, It's starting to die out...
My current PC (it's a premade pc which my parents bought for me 6 years ago) specs are as follows:
2 GB of Ram DDR2
Zotac geforce 440gt 2gb synergy edition GPU ( the previous one which died off was nvidia 8600 GT)
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2,8 Ghz
motherboard - Asus IPIBL-LA (Berkeley)
350 W PSU
500 GB HDD.
A few months ago the GPU died and I was kind of lazy to actually invest any more into the pc as I knew it's really old and something else was going to die off soon so I bought a Zotac Nvidia geforce 440gt 2gb synergy edition. I couldn't buy anything else because of the 350w PSU restriction.
However now my PSU has started to fail... PC randomly shuts down, etc... Light blinks instead of steady green. So I decided to do an upgrade. I know my pc is utter crap to begin with (especially for gaming) But I am content with it as I can run most games on low/medium settings with steady 30/60 fps.
Since I have a bit of money at hand, I've decided to only keep the HDD and GPU + I will add stuff like DVD rom etc from my current pc. Yeah I know the GPU is crap for gaming but I'm going to upgrade it as soon as I get enough money. (I'm 1 year away from adulthood so I don't have a normal job, it's why I don't have much money to begin with).
And So, I want your guys opinion on the PC parts I've ordered:
Case + PSU - CASE MIDITOWER ATX WITH 500W PSU P4/BLACK RJA-8805 JNC
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition
Motherboard - ASROCK AM3+ 970 DDR3 USB3 SATA6 GBE ATX
And a stick of CORSAIR DDR3-1333 4GB RAM. Also will buy another 4 gb stick once I get more money.
All this costs something like 300 dolars. Which is pretty cheap. (Also I live in Europe so It's just according to my rough calculation)
Then I also have my zotac Nvidia geforce 440GT 2gb synergy version and my 500 GB HDD which I will add.
In due time I will buy a better GPU, but right now I just want some opinions on the current system I'm building.
PS. I would also LOVE some insights or tips because It's the first time I'm upgrading, etc. So I'm very inexperienced in all of this (well, don't think I'm a total noob, I do know the basics about PC's and computers in general, it's just that I have no experience)