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. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

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

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,765   +1,427

  4. RushOfJustice

    RushOfJustice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

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

    death791 Newcomer, in training Posts: 61

    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. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    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.
    hellokitty[hk] likes this.
  7. RushOfJustice

    RushOfJustice Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Looks perfect. Thanks for the help.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,719   +873

    No problem.


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