Solved Is this a good pc to build?

January 15, 2014 at 11:39:53
Specs: Don't know yet, P4 / 2GB
I'm looking at building a pc, and would like some other's thought on what i'm thinking:
Hard Drive:
Video Card(possibly, may use my current one):

Not sure what I'm doing for case and Power supply, I'll probably get a used one from craigslist to try to save some money. I'm not really planing on using for gaming, just need a fast computer, because I use it alot. let me know what you think. Thanks!

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January 15, 2014 at 13:36:33
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First off, why that motherboard? It has two PCI Express ports, which would only be used if you chose to get two graphics cards.

Second, that RAM isn't BAD, but it isn't great either. I would suggest 1866 or 2133. Also, you might want to get dual channel (two four gig sticks rather than one eight gig) as it tends to be a bit faster.

Third, why such a great processor? That kind of power would only really be used in gaming. If you need something that is good for everyday use but still very fast, I would suggest a quad core at around the same speed. The extra two cores aren't doing you any favors if you aren't gaming.

Oh, and the link for the graphics card doesn't work.

I would NOT buy a PSU from someplace like craigslist. Get something new and at LEAST 500w. If the power supply fails, it can ruin a computer, so DON'T cheap out on it.

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January 15, 2014 at 14:22:37
NT56erbx pretty much covered it but let me add this: do NOT get that motherboard! It's based on the AMD 760G/SB710 chipset combo which has been around for at least 5 years. For an FX-series CPU, you should get a board based on an AMD 900-series chipset. And as stated, you should be getting DDR3-1866 RAM.

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January 15, 2014 at 15:58:19
Sorry about the link, here's the right one:

Do you think a FX-4150 would be good, or is that still too much?

And I was looking at a new case on craigslist here:
Maybe I would get something else, I don't know yet, what do you think?
What is a good "Cheap" power supply?

As for the motherboard, what would be a good motherboard around that same price area?


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January 15, 2014 at 20:37:06
Why not build an AMD FM2 system instead? Get an APU rather than a CPU + separate GPU?

AMD A6-6400K Richland 3.9GHz APU for $75:

GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H board for $75:

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 for $85:

Corsair 430W Power Supply for $20:

EDIT: you could save some bucks by going with the DDR3-1600 you posted, but you'll take a bit of a performance hit.

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