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I want to upgrade the crappy computer that I have to a one that is fast when it comes to: Browsing, multi-tasking, watching and streaming films/programs and is able to work with an 18.5 samsung LCD moniter. Would these be compatible with eachother on a windows 7/vista and would they be efficient with eachother?

1) Intel Bearup Lake LGA1155 Motherboard
2) ST Lab 6 Channels 5.1 PCI Sound Card
3) VTX3D 2GB Radeon HD 5450 DDR3 PCI-E 2.1 Graphics Card
4) Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250gb Sata 8mb Cache 2.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive Oem
5) Kingston Technology Apple 8GB Kit
6) Intel i3-2100 SandybridgeCore​ i3 Quad-Core Processor ? 3.10GHz, 3MB Cache
7) Akasa Viper High Performance S-Flow 12cm Fan

Please be sure and if something needs changing, tell me a better alternative. Thanks :thumbsup:
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:welcome: mryoto123

Can you provide links to where you are looking at your components?
Your Ram is not compatible http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B001PS9UKW

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

I don`t see an operating system or a power supply on your list!
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:welcome: mryoto123

Can you provide links to where you are looking at your components?
Your Ram is not compatible http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B001PS9UKW

For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.

I don`t see an operating system or a power supply on your list!


I got these from websites giving lists of good hardware components to use for a fast computer. I later realised these may not all work with each other and done some research. On the Asus website for the QVL, it says that the intel i3 is a good CPU for that motherboard. However no memory ram or harddrive was indicated so I was unsure. What would you recomend I use as RAM and a HDD?

I currently have a windows vista 32-bit with a 250 watt power supply. Also, there is a sticker on the case that says:
"ratings: 220-240V ac 3.13A 50Hz" if this helps. Also, if the power supply is unusable for these components, I can change it.
Thanks.
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If you provide us with your maximum budget we can put you a list together to consider.

Meanwhile I suggest you check out the following tutorials provided courtesy of Troy/Artellos and Digerati respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ and http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/

I currently have a windows vista 32-bit with a 250 watt power supply.


Some further guidance for you below regarding the OS and PSU;

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.

When you are building a system the last piece of hardware to decide on is the PSU, this ensures that all of your components are allowed for and for PSU recommendations a PSU calculator can be used - here is an example for you
http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/

Just so you are aware only a very basic budget PC would have a 250W PSU as it is not powerful enough for much else.
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If you provide us with your maximum budget we can put you a list together to consider.

Meanwhile I suggest you check out the following tutorials provided courtesy of Troy/Artellos and Digerati respectively http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ and http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/

I currently have a windows vista 32-bit with a 250 watt power supply.


Some further guidance for you below regarding the OS and PSU;

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.

When you are building a system the last piece of hardware to decide on is the PSU, this ensures that all of your components are allowed for and for PSU recommendations a PSU calculator can be used - here is an example for you
http://www2.corsair.com/psufinder/

Just so you are aware only a very basic budget PC would have a 250W PSU as it is not powerful enough for much else.


Thanks a lot for the help. I will definately buy all the things you have stated.

Just one more question: What RAM and HDD would be efficient with the MB and the CPU? My maximum budget would be £400/$634.8. I will also upgrade to a windows 7 PC by buying the software installation CD. Thanks.
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Thanks for your budget figure - it will however be difficult to provide what you are asking for that cost and purchasing a pre-made system with future upgrade ability being a better option, a Windows 7 disk alone will put a dent in your budget, I will see what I can come up with and post back.

Sorry forgot to ask if you already have any components that you will re-use such as the case, HDD, DVD drive etc.

http://www.novatech..../bb-i524gc.html
http://www.novatech..../fqc-04649.html
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Thanks for your budget figure - it will however be difficult to provide what you are asking for that cost and purchasing a pre-made system with future upgrade ability being a better option, a Windows 7 disk alone will put a dent in your budget, I will see what I can come up with and post back.

Sorry forgot to ask if you already have any components that you will re-use such as the case, HDD, DVD drive etc.

http://www.novatech..../bb-i524gc.html
http://www.novatech..../fqc-04649.html


Windows 7 won't be a problem because I've already got one, but never been used. I thought I'll save it for the upgraded one.

And yes, I'm getting the DVD drive from a family member for free. And can I not use the current case? Do I need a special one? The reason is that I don't want a flashy PC just a good one.
Thanks.
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Good news on the Windows 7, is it 32 or 64-bit?

From my post #6 <_<

Sorry forgot to ask if you already have any components that you will re-use such as the case, HDD, DVD drive etc.


The size and type of your case is important as not all motherboards will fit all cases, please provide your present case details, is it a full tower, mid tower, small form factor etc.

MB: http://www.novatech....68pro3gen3.html
CPU: http://www.novatech....623i52500k.html
Ram: http://www.novatech....cl9d-8gbrl.html
Video card: http://www.novatech....n440d3-1gi.html
PSU: http://www.novatech....-500cxv2uk.html

Total = £396.93.

NB: Don`t forget to purchase some TIM as mentioned in post #4 (See Digerati tutorial)

Edited by phillpower2, 08 March 2012 - 12:16 PM.
Links added.

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Good news on the Windows 7, is it 32 or 64-bit?

From my post #6 <_<

Sorry forgot to ask if you already have any components that you will re-use such as the case, HDD, DVD drive etc.


The size and type of your case is important as not all motherboards will fit all cases, please provide your present case details, is it a full tower, mid tower, small form factor etc.


I've got the home premium 64-bit serice pack 1.

The chassis of the case for my current Acer Aspire T180 are:
Width: 7.2" (183mm)
Depth: 17.9" (445mm)
Height: 14.6" (370mm)
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Please see the components that I added to my post #8.
Best TIM deal I could find http://www.ebay.co.u...=item230fb693df

Nag Nag, don`t forget to read the TIM tutorial <_<
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Thanks a lot for the help :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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You are welcome and give us a shout if we can help with anything further :thumbsup:
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