I want to buy new PC!

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May 16, 2011 at 11:32:22
Specs: Windows XP, 512

I decide to buy new PC, so i went to computer shop and the seller offered me some custom PC Cases

So i want to know if they are good and compatible with each other or not.

Here is the offer i have picked:
Motherboard: Gigabyte
Case: Gama 250W
Processor: 3Gb Cash Mem: 2Mb
Built in: VGA 1Gb, Sound
Memory/Ram: 2Gb

Is the power supply (250w) sufficient for these specifications?

Note: I should buy that PC in 2-3 days after posting that question

and Thx

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May 16, 2011 at 11:53:39
You've not defined very much as far as:

1-What you'll be using the system for (and the OS you plan to install)
2-Specifics of the motherboard and peripherals
3-How much money you have to spend

While Gigabyte manufactures some of the better boards around, that may be underkill/overkill for just how you plan on using it. Most modern OS's will easily utilize the 2GB of RAM, and some of them would be able to take advantage of more than 2GB.

Motherboards are also only "part of the story" for the system. Manufacturers and models of all the other components (Memory/Video/Sound etc.) can add or detract to the performance of the system.

Make sure you get the most "bang for the buck" on any system you consider. If you plan on having the system for more than a couple years, you may want to consider how "upgradable" it will be in the future. You may find out also that you'll never need some of the things you'd be buying, thereby wasting your money. You need to get the "computer shop" to give you specifics on this, or you'll likely be disappointed in your purchase later.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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May 16, 2011 at 12:36:39
In addition to the above. 250W power supply is not adequate for most builds today.

If you are looking at integrated graphics (video) then why are you going to a custom shop? Just buy a pre-configured computer from Acer, gateway, dell, etc.

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May 16, 2011 at 12:37:04
I agree with T-R-A. Your list is SO incomplete that it's impossible to pass judgement about the configuration.

- Gigabyte makes dozens of different motherboard models, we'd need to know which one.
- 250W isn't nearly enough wattage for a modern PC, especially if you ever plan on upgrading in the future. You should be getting a 400W power supply at the very least, 500W (or more) would be even better.
- processors are in GHz, not Gb. But 3.0GHz doesn't tell much. Is it AMD or Intel? Single, dual, triple, quad, or 6 cores? And there are different models - Sempron, Athlon, Celeron, Pentium, Core 2, i3, i5, i7, etc.
- "built in" integrated graphics are OK for general purpose use, but if you plan on playing games or HD video, you'll need an actual video card.
- 2GB RAM is OK for WinXP, but if you're going to run Win7, you'll need at least twice that much for decent performance.

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