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Building a PC

By RushOfJustice
Sep 11, 2013
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  1. Waddup guys, fairly new here with little to no knowledge of computers. I'm trying to put together a computer to run stuff, anything better than my laptop will work now. I've got an old Dell XPS 410 with all the original parts, would I be able to swap out parts in it, or do I have to get a completely new computer? Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I recommend just getting all new parts. What is your budget and what tasks will you be using this for?
     
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

  4. RushOfJustice

    RushOfJustice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Makes sense, yeah. My price range is around 800 bucks, and I'm building mostly for gaming.
     
  5. death791

    death791 TS Rookie Posts: 38

    Well with 800$ that's a nice budget to start with maybe you can help us all out again, with the types of games/programs you plan to run
     
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is what I would recommend:
    CPU: AMD FX-6350
    Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE
    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
    RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance
    HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black
    PSU: XFX Core Edition Pro 550W
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7950
    Case: Corsair 200R

    That gets you to about $800 on Newegg. If you need a copy of Windows, we will need to rethink the build a bit.
     
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  7. RushOfJustice

    RushOfJustice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looks perfect. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    No problem.
     

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