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So im thinking of building my dad a new computer for his birthday in june he uses it alot mostly for eamiling and watching tv no gaming so here are the parts im thinking of now im on a budget and please give me feedback on these items

CPU: AMD athlon ii x4 £63.95
Motherboard: ASRock A75m-ITX £72.93
Graphics: ASUS EN8400GS Low profile Already have
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8gb £33.90
PSU: 250w seasonic server power supply £42.49
HDD: Seagate barracuda 500gb £54.99
DVD drive: Laptop drive £20
Case: going to make one give it that personal touch and make it blend in with the furniture in the room
Making it around ~£290

Also space i would really like to keep to a minimum
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XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
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120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
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Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
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CPU and MOBO are not compatible.
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post

CPU and MOBO are not compatible.

Im pretty sure they do if you check ASRock and AMD website the product codes match up so.. BAM
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XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
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Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
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I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
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120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
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XSPC EX360 Laing 3.25 18W Alphacool DDC top EK 250 basic res 
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XSPC 1/2 3/4 black nickel compression fittings Masterkleer 1/2, 3/4 Mayhems Deep Blue  Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Yamakasi Catleap Tesco Value Be quiet dark power pro 1000w Gigabyte sumo 5112 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Dell mouse OCUK XXL mat Some Amp B&W 2003's 
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I3 2100 Asrock h61 ITX Power Color HD7770 Kingston hyperX 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
120gb WD 2.5" Thermaltake slim X3 Windows 7 Dell E2210H 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 17" 4:3 Tesco Value Cx430 High Calibre 
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Originally Posted by Hamy144 View Post

he uses it alot mostly for eamiling and watching tv no gaming
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Originally Posted by Hamy144 View Post

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8gb £33.90

4gb would probably be sufficient, but unless you're gaming/OCing etc buy cheaper ram.
http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/valueram/desktop
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamy144 View Post

Im pretty sure they do if you check ASRock and AMD website the product codes match up so.. BAM
Sorry, I forgot about the whole 4 Athlon II FM1 chips.
You would be better off actually buying an APU since the 8400 can not decode all of the formats found in HD videos.
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Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
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Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
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Phenom II 965 Asrock 870 Extreme3 Sapphire 6850 sniper 2x4gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD blue 500gb cheap dvd-rw 7 x64 21" LG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
KA-558 Antec TP-750 NZXT Gamma MX518 
Mouse Pad
Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Athlon II x2 240 Biostar A870u3 2x2gb gb ddr1066 Samsung h154ui 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 204ui Western Digital WD10 EADS Western Digital WD20 EARS Western digital WD2500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb dvd burner Windows 7 x64 Remote Desktop 
PowerCaseOther
Antec EA500-d Norco 470 Flexraid 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x4 620 ASUS M3A78-EM 5450 G.Skil 2x2gb DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue 500gb none Windows 7 x64 46" lcd 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
RII Antec EarthWatts EA-380 Norco 420 Polk Audio Monitor50 x5 
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Polk Audio Monitor 30 x2 Bic F12 sub Acoustic Research ARRX18G 
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post #6 of 6
yeh, probably better to go down Llano route and if you want get a 6770 (?) to do the hybrid crossfire
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