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Budget Gaming Build $350 - Old PC Salvage

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May 15, 2014 1:57:56 PM

I figure it's time for an update. My PC is old and has seen it's days for me. I looking to salvage what I can to help with the budget for the new build. Though because of it's age I can only use a few things. I'll also need an OS.

Current PC:
Upgraded Dell Dimension 9200
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 4850
RAM: 6gb DDR2
HDD: 1 500gb, 1 150gb.
DVD/RW OD
Windows Vista

So thinking of keeping the the GPU. HDDs and OD. Here is what I was thinking:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KCKQ
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Power Supply: Logisys 550W ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Thoughts and/or changes? My budget is firm at $350 and I'll be buying within the next couple days. I'll also replace the GPU when I get the funds/time.

Oh and what's the best/easiest way to wipe the HDDs?
May 15, 2014 2:11:21 PM

DO NOT get that PSU, it is 1000% trash and will probably fry the computer. Get Antec, XFX, Seasonic.

May 15, 2014 2:21:09 PM

tiny voices said:
DO NOT get that PSU, it is 1000% trash and will probably fry the computer. Get Antec, XFX, Seasonic.

Would a 350W PSU run that rig?

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May 15, 2014 2:58:27 PM

No, not with an hd4850 or any modern card. You really want 500w in order to be able to upgrade the GPU.
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