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So I came across some extra money, $320 to be exact, and I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade my old piece of junk and leave me room to upgrade in the future. Here are specs for this computer now, it was an old Sony Vaio.
  • Intel Pentium 4 @2.8Ghz (Single Core)
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM 800MHz
  • 200GB HDD 5900RPM
  • 320W PSU
  • Some cheap Sony motherboard

I am going to upgrade the CPU, RAM, HDD and Motherboard. This is what I am changing it to
  • Intel i3 2100
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM 1600MHz
  • 1TB HDD 7200RPM (Spintpoint F3)
  • ASRock PRO3 P67 Motherboard

Will that 320W PSU hold up for now until I can get some extra money to get a new one, and what one would you guys recommend? (Plan on gaming with it in the future)
    
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It would hold up for a very short time maybe. Assuming it even has all the right plugs for everything.

I'd suggest finding a decent combo deal like this. Not that exact one, just as a reference. You can get a decent combo, and pick out a case you like, along with a decent PSU. And just about anything new will be a great deal faster than what your using now.
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Originally Posted by kenolak View Post
It would hold up for a very short time maybe. Assuming it even has all the right plugs for everything.

I'd suggest finding a decent combo deal like this. Not that exact one, just as a reference. You can get a decent combo, and pick out a case you like, along with a decent PSU. And just about anything new will be a great deal faster than what your using now.
Hm, I see. I do have all the right cords, by the way.

I want to try to keep it in the LGA1155 area, because by the time I am done, I want it to be a 2500k build (Christmas gift for my little bro )
    
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post #4 of 8
yeah that 320 will be borderline, the combo idea is a good one, that the road I would take. Or keep the 320 and swap it out when its time comes.
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PSU calculator says you need atleast a 300w for that setup. Good thing is you'll be able to undervolt that 2100. I am testing my 2120 i just picked up yesterday and she's stable at 1.05v at 3.3Ghz
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Maybe this will work. It gives me room to upgrade to the 2500k in the future, and also this Pentium isn't that shabby. Just something for now. I can always get better parts later. I just want it to work and run a good deal faster.

    
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Maybe this will work. It gives me room to upgrade to the 2500k in the future, and also this Pentium isn't that shabby. Just something for now. I can always get better parts later. I just want it to work and run a good deal faster.

Rosewill PSU = Meh
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Rosewill PSU = Meh
Care to recommend?
    
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