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P0w3r3dUp

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Video Card(s) ASUS EAH3850X2 668/825MHz
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Need new system.

Budget is very little so want to get the best for this money about ~$400

It's gonna be used: photoshop (and similar software), some online games, maybe sometimes new games but at low resolution cuz the screen is only 17"
 
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any old parts you can carry over like the DVD/CD drive, HDD, PSU??
 

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Welcome to the forum!

I'm with sneekypeet, anything you can recycle, such as a case and the aforementioned components?
 

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It's actually a new built for my aunt's bf. He only had a notebook so i have to collect everything except the monitor mouse... just the pc :]
 

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OK, converting that to £ (GBP) comes to a little over £280 - which is not a lot really. To save a bit of money, looking for cheap 2nd hand components on eBay and even our WTB sub-forum may help you picking up a bargin.

If I was in your shoes, I'd use this specification as a baseline...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L - a very decent little motherboard that can give you a good path for upgrading if needed at a later date - unless an integrated GFX solution would be better, but as the rig will be used for Photoshop & gaming I didn't think recommending one would be appropriate.

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 - these are great little CPUs and OC nicely saving you a few extra bucks.

RAM: I'd pick up, depending on your budget either 4GB or 2GB of any reputable brand (eg, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair etc etc) DDR2 800.

GFX: Depending on the games that'll be played, I'd recommend a 4830 - definitely check out eBay see if you can pick up a bargin.

Case: That I'll let you decide, if you maybe able to find a suitable one with an included PSU to save even more money however, I'd rather pick up a Corsair CX 400W - great little PSU.

HDD: I really can't recommend Samsung HDDs enough - purchase anything that is within your budget.

DVD: Anything cheap would suffice.

Hopefully this will be a guide, obviously others will give their opinion and experience and where to shop from.
 

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OK, converting that to £ (GBP) comes to a little over £280 - which is not a lot really. To save a bit of money, looking for cheap 2nd hand components on eBay and even our WTB sub-forum may help you picking up a bargin.

If I was in your shoes, I'd use this specification as a baseline...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L - a very decent little motherboard that can give you a good path for upgrading if needed at a later date - unless an integrated GFX solution would be better, but as the rig will be used for Photoshop & gaming I didn't think recommending one would be appropriate.

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 - these are great little CPUs and OC nicely saving you a few extra bucks.

RAM: I'd pick up, depending on your budget either 4GB or 2GB of any reputable brand (eg, Crucial, Kingston, Corsair etc etc) DDR2 800.

GFX: Depending on the games that'll be played, I'd recommend a 4830 - definitely check out eBay see if you can pick up a bargin.

Case: That I'll let you decide, if you maybe able to find a suitable one with an included PSU to save even more money however, I'd rather pick up a Corsair CX 400W - great little PSU.

HDD: I really can't recommend Samsung HDDs enough - purchase anything that is within your budget.

DVD: Anything cheap would suffice.

Hopefully this will be a guide, obviously others will give their opinion and experience and where to shop from.
ty ty, the only problem is im in europe so the prices here are higher (not much, but...)
 

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Case Gigabyte GX-2 Black
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CPU - Intel Pentium E5200 - $70
Cooler - Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX - $20
GPU - SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit - $90
PSU - Rosewill R114A-BLK Black Steel (with case)
Case - Rosewill R114A-BLK Black Steel - $50
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - $60
Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3LR - $85
Ram - Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - $30
DVD - LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - 21 $

Total - 426 $


its a pretty system (maybe some more ram) with that money but here, it would be - $500+ :(
 

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Nothing wrong with that set up at all.

:D
 
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