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So I have a want to build a new computer this old dell has had it for the past 8 years of use. and I thought its about time to build me a new machine i have a price range of about 340 and i already have a Video card, and Case for it. what i was thinking of going with was --
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
GIGABYTE GA-880GM-D2H (REV. 3.1) AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-475-PCAR 475W ATX 12V V2.3 Power Supply

What i have in my hand so far from my fathers old machine

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan

ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
post #2 of 32
It would be great if you could space all the component lists out so other people who want to help find it easier to read.

There are some changes I would make:

1. You do not need 2133 ram. A decent 2x4GB 1600 CL9 kit will save you some money you can throw towards other components for a bigger real world performance difference.

2. Change the PSU. If you want to leave the upgrade potential, pick up a decent 500W unit from this list.

3. If you want to overclock you will need an aftermarket cooler. At the very least you want an Enermax ETS T40 TB Silence which should run you $25 USD.
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It would be great if you could space all the component lists out so other people who want to help find it easier to read.
There are some changes I would make:
1. You do not need 2133 ram. A decent 2x4GB 1600 CL9 kit will save you some money you can throw towards other components for a bigger real world performance difference.
2. Change the PSU. If you want to leave the upgrade potential, pick up a decent 500W unit from this list.
3. If you want to overclock you will need an aftermarket cooler. At the very least you want an Enermax ETS T40 TB Silence which should run you $25 USD.

Yeah, pretty much. Maybe for the CPU cooler a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO would not be bad.

I would say if you can afford it, the Seasonic X-Series 560w PSU. It will probably be a bit more expensive, but will allow for greater expandability later on. thumb.gif
 
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sorry also my first post on any forum xD

I'm fairly new to the computer logic and everything but i'm trying to catch on very fast and make sure i put my money to good use.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 changed to

i don't plan on changed anything else or adding anything to this its just going to last me until tax return and i build myself a better computer.

I don't plan on overclocking on this first machine but when i build my second i will look into it

I'm not sure what else to look into. what would you rate this build?
post #5 of 32
The motherboards not exactly the best. I have a similar one and find it a pain in the ass.
post #6 of 32
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I didn't know what other Mobo to choose with how much money i want to spend on it 80 or less
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sorry also my first post on any forum xD
I'm fairly new to the computer logic and everything but i'm trying to catch on very fast and make sure i put my money to good use.
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 changed to
i don't plan on changed anything else or adding anything to this its just going to last me until tax return and i build myself a better computer.
I don't plan on overclocking on this first machine but when i build my second i will look into it
I'm not sure what else to look into. what would you rate this build?

If you are not overclocking you should look into one of these builds. AMD only shines when overclocked.
$300 Gaming build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Celeron G530 2.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($47.18 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $287.11
^^ if you are gaming you are going to want need a better GPU. That GPU you have is crap.
$300 non-gaming build! (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Biostar H61MGC Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $305.95
If you are not gaming, this would be the rig for you
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Ironman basically summed it up, he has alot of good suggestions since you already have the case etc... But how about the HDD/SSD???
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Ironman basically summed it up, he has alot of good suggestions since you already have the case etc... But how about the HDD/SSD???

I was assuming he already had a HDD from the previous machine he is getting the other parts from. Also, putting a SSD in it would wipe too much of the budget tongue.gif
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post #10 of 32
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I was at work and i didnt i remembered i didnt put the HDD its from my older laptop its 500 gb other than that idk much about it
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