Building a new computer from used parts

By Atham
Jul 22, 2011
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  1. Hey,

    I am making my brother a new PC rig from used parts and a couple of new parts.

    Here it goes:

    CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
    Motherboard MSI 785GM E51
    GPU 9800 GT - possibly some update in the future
    PSU I am not sure what wattage I should consider.
    HDD his current 80 GB one
    RAM his current 1GB - possibly updating to ZEPPELIN 4GB KIT DDR3 1333MHZ Gold
    Case Eurocase ML5425 Cardo
    CPU Cooler Probably stock cooler. I was thinking about some slight OCing, moving the multiplier up a notch.
    DVD Drive Current one

    The big issue for me is the PSU.(if there are any other issues or some components should be changed, please let me know).
    I don't know what should be the ideal PSU. Would a 450 to 500 watt be enough.

    Thanks in advance
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Yes, something in the 450 to 500 range should be plenty for the components in this build.
  3. Atham

    Atham TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 520

    Okay thank you. This helped a lot.


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