Help Building up a new Low end PC.

Lenovo / 20157
June 5, 2013 at 21:47:08
Specs: Windows 7, Core i5 3rd Gen 2.501 Ghz / 4GB
I'm building up a new PC for surfing,Movie,downloading & not at all for gaming as it is for my father & sister

My selection is below.

- AMD 3.4 GHz FM2 A4-5300 Processor

http://www.flipkart.com/amd-3-4-ghz...

- Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G)

http://www.flipkart.com/transcend-d...

- LG GH24NS95 DVD Burner Internal Optical Drive

http://www.flipkart.com/lg-gh24ns95...

- ASUS F2A55-M-LK-PLUS Motherboard

http://www.flipkart.com/asus-f2a55-...

This mobo has a built in HD 7000 & processor also has a GPU so its all a waste of money
as we cant use both of them at the same time.

so I'm confused with the motherboard as the processor has a built in Discrete GPU Radeon HD 7480D & every Mobo also has IGP, so please help me to buy a mobo which has very low end IGP or does not have a IGP (if there are such mobo available) but can support all the above parts

I'm still having a look at PSU & HDD and will ask you people about it.


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#1
June 6, 2013 at 00:39:52
You're in the ballpark but I haven't checked that site for a deal I might prefer. You will want to change the memory though.

I'd like to see you go for a matched set of 4Gb DDR3-1600 or faster chips. If you don't want to spend that much, go for a matched set of 2Gb DDR3-1600 or faster memory chips. Running two chips in dual channel gives a tremendous performance boost.

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#2
June 6, 2013 at 00:42:50
okay will look at the RAM chip.

But the main thing is mobo
Any suggestions?


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#3
June 6, 2013 at 04:45:20
I do not lean towards AMD (though their pricing is generally better), so I cannot advise you on any specifics there, but I generally find that Gigabyte motherboards are good quality and lower in price than Asus boards so look into those as well.
Corsair power supplies are consistently better than many power supplies (though I have found some good ones from XFX and OCZ as well) and their CX430 is generally priced pretty well in the US, is of very good quality, and has some real muscle if you eventually end up adding a decent discrete video card later for uses you are not anticipating now.
Always purchase memory in matched sets for dual channel mode with 2x2 (4GB sets) being minimum and 2x4 (8GB sets) being better for multi-tasking and for people who just like to leave all kinds of things open to come back to later.

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#4
June 6, 2013 at 05:11:58
This PC is gonna be just for a minimal use, its not gonna be used for everyday even
My father will generally use it for game like FREECELL
My sister is gonna use it for just facebook & some PDF files

I really need suggestion about motherboard, i really dont want to waste money
on an high-end motherboard which is not gonna be used for its higest peak
all i want is just a mobo which can handle above parts well & can work for a long period of time.

Frankly speaking a low-priced MB around 4000Rs or 70$

I will really appreciate if you guys can point here out some models from
ASUS,Gigabyte or MSI


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#5
June 6, 2013 at 07:19:45
I'd stay away from MSI boards, unless you go for the high end. Their low end boards are junk.

ASUS and Gigabyte are good choices, but I find the Gigabyte boards to be a little more expensive.

Personally, I'd upgrade to an AM3+ board and cpu, however, the FM2 cpu and Asus MB you've chosen is a good choice for a low end system. The main change I recommend is to go for better quality RAM and use a matched pair.

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)


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#6
June 6, 2013 at 07:35:49
It should be pointed out that if you go above 4GB of RAM as we're recommending, you'll need to use a 64bit OS. If you plan on using a 32bit OS, then go for a 2 x 2GB set of RAM chips.

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#7
June 6, 2013 at 09:32:53
I will definitely use 64x OS there is nothing to worry about it & will surly gonna use 2 sticks of 2 GB RAM of same type.

The reason i selected this processor is that, that this APU has a built in Radeon HD 7480D.
Also i saw some video at youtube & found that this APU can handle several games at med settings, seriously i'm surprised how powerful is this APU.Intel should learn from AMD & also the price is very low.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNP...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7C...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUT...

This APU is a big thing in a small package!

I came around this MB

http://www.flipkart.com/msi-fm2-a55...

please look at the feature & reviews from customers.They are really satisfied using this MB, i know MSI isn't a great one but should i go for it. The big thing is it supports multi GPU.

will keep this thread open untill i complete my all hardware selection.

Thanks guys


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#8
June 6, 2013 at 10:20:37
I work for a major electronics retailer in the US and the MSI boards have the highest failure/returns rate.

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#10
June 6, 2013 at 14:15:10
"This is what I'd go for, which is several steps above what you're looking at"

I don't think your proposed build fits the intended purpose - Low end PC.

The ASUS board in the opening post does NOT have integrated graphics. The Radeon HD 7000 series graphics that's mentioned is in the APU. Read the specs carefully:

Integrated AMD Radeon™ HD 7000 Series Graphics in A-series APU

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/F2...


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#11
June 6, 2013 at 18:03:10
From your own listed uses, you will never need a second PCIe 16X graphics slot. If you are seriously considering onboard graphics or onchip graphics, then your upgrade 'some day' will be to a decent graphics card if you find it is needed. There is no reason to spend extra money for a board with a second graphics card. Either get the onboard graphics with the option of a basic upgrade and a power supply that will support a low end gaming card, or skip the onboard graphics and get the card now. Spend your money wisely. Plan for a reasonable upgrade path so it is available if it is needed but do not go way over your reasonably possible uses. (cheap graphics cards are not going to have the option to pair themselves up and once you get into the price range of one that will, you will already be over your maximum expected uses (well above a low end gaming card) and you will need to significantly upgrade the power supply, which if you get a decent low end to low-mid level gaming card, the above recommended power supply will support.

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#12
June 6, 2013 at 19:42:22
"This is what I'd go for, which is several steps above what you're looking at"

You might want to read the original post?

This will do you well for a power supply...

http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-cmp...

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#13
June 6, 2013 at 19:58:41
@Fingers

This system is not at all will be used for gaming,I posted some links of youtube just to
show that how powerful this APU is inspite of having GPU within it.
And if the system is not gonna be used for gaming than there is no need for dedicated GPU right?

Really going to use money wisely so that i can manage some other thing from it.
Even this system is never gonna see what gaming is in future but still taking some in consideration i selected this APU with built in Radeon HD 7480D so that it don't step back if it has to face some!

@riider

Thanks for the correction, i think i must go for ASUS one listed at OP

@FishMonger

I will make a purchase for that ASUS one listed at OP as you said MSI has high chances of failure.I must take a solid MB so that i don't face problems specially other parts like HDD,CPU etc.

Thanks all :)

My search is still going on for HDD & PSU.
I 200-350 GB HDD will be more than enough taking the price in consideration as more the memory lesser the price.

And the last on how much watts of PSU do i need for the above specification?


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#14
June 6, 2013 at 20:33:51
Read #12 for the psu. I used a WD 250Gb Blue for my build but you might want to go larger if storing a lot of music and photos.

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#15
June 7, 2013 at 05:10:06
The recommended power supply above is probably best. It is of very high quality and will be available if at anytime in the future you decide that a graphics upgrade would be needed. It also has a long 3year warranty which speaks loudly for their confidence in the quality of the product.

I just mentioned that a second graphics slot should NOT be a consideration since you would never need it (a waste of money) and one slot would be all of the upgrade protection you would possibly need (based on your projected usage).

I recommend Western Digital Blue drives for general use and their Black drives for performance use. For a single drive, the Green ones are not preferred (better as a second drive to use less energy) for your operating system because of the short delay in waking up/spinning up from rest state. I have seen too many Seagate drives fail over the years so I avoid them when I can.

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#16
June 7, 2013 at 21:59:57
I just mentioned that a second graphics slot should NOT be a consideration since you would never need it (a waste of money) and one slot would be all of the upgrade protection you would possibly need (based on your projected usage).

I don't want to waste money, so my search for a MB is again ON :D

So i'm going to look at those Western Digital Blue Drive


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