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Old 12-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Keep or build?

Hi, my laptop hdd just died (I'm running ubuntu now off my usb) so, should I quickly putin a new hdd and sell it so I can make a cheap gaming pc under 300 pounds?

here are my chosen parts:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W -- $75
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 -- $65
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 --$87
Case: NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black --$40
RAM: G.SKILL NS Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 --$30
HDD: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" --$55
DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 --$17
PSU: Diablotek DA Series PSDA500 500W ATX Power Supply --$25

please tell me if I can get better and cheaper parts.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, my laptop hdd just died (I'm running ubuntu now off my usb) so, should I quickly putin a new hdd and sell it so I can make a cheap gaming pc under 300 pounds?

here are my chosen parts:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W -- $75
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 -- $65
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 --$87
Case: NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black --$40
RAM: G.SKILL NS Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 --$30
HDD: TOSHIBA DT01ACA050 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" --$55
DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 --$17
PSU: Diablotek DA Series PSDA500 500W ATX Power Supply --$25

please tell me if I can get better and cheaper parts.
Your build looks abit too weak to me.
AIm for a fx4100 am3+:
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AIm for kingston ram:
Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (KHX1600C9D3/4G) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

Aim for this hard drive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (WD7500AZEX) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (CX600M) - PCPartPicker United Kingdom

Keep the motherboard and case.
Sorry for being in a hurry but I am walking to my job in the rain and trying not to get hit.
I'll check back in a few hours or so, not bad for a rookie build but its too weak. :/
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What's your current laptop specs?
I would not try and game on such a rig. You need more of a budget before venturing into getting a "gaming" setup. Even if it is only 100 more pounds. You can make a pretty decent Haswell Pentium setup but you're not left with enough money for a GPU that can handle anything.
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