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Hey!

So, I need some advice with my pc building. First, I'm building it for gaming, music and videos. PC will be connected to Sharp Aquos LC-32P50E (with native resolution under 1000 so no HD or anything), so I don't think it needs some super GPU. Aso, I have rather low budget for such job ( would be nice if it would stay under 200 euros).
What I have looked out so far:

Intel Pentium Dual Core G620 2.60GHz/ 3MB/ Box (BX80623G620) S1155
GIGA-BYTE MB H61 S1155 MATX/GA-H61M-DS2
Corsair DDR3-1600 4G CL9 VENGEANCE CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
SAPPHIRE HD6770 1gb GDDR5 PCIE16 11189-10-20G

I already own a HDD Seagate barracuda 7200 rpm and a COLORSit case with psu en60950 350W, i'm not sure in the case model, tho. Quite sure that the case is ATX form.
So, will all these components run nicely together? Will my PSU run it(2-3 case fans, and a CPU cooling fan)? Any other advice on the components or something?

Thank you!
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Hi again malloc

Where in Europe are you and do you have any links to hardware/computer stores there.
Found some prices for you from around Europe and your list of parts comes out at around 219.86 euros.

CPU = 56.22
MB = 46.00
Ram = 26.74 ( 4GB )
GPU = 90.90

Some additional guidance for you;

You have not mentioned an OS ( operating system )

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.

You could use a free alternative OS such as Linux http://linux.co.uk/

Your present PSU is not a particularly good brand and it is significantly under powered as your proposed video card requires a minimum PSU output of 450W, see the specs @ http://www.dacompute...etcode=Z135620A choose a proven good brand such as Antec, Corsair or Seasonic.

Shows what can and will happen with an underpowered PSU
additional info @ http://www.tomshardw...upply,2862.html
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Yeah, that is pretty much the budget I have accepted( from most of stores, I can get up to -20% ).
The problem is, that living in eastern Europe, most of local stores website are not available in English. So if you have any better components (via price-quality) to recommend, please do. And if you do feel very adventurous I got one sites translated by Google ( :D ) for you :

http://translate.goo...lus.ee/&act=url


I understand your concern about piracy, but I have already obtained a genuine windows 7 key for it.
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Thanks for the translated page :thumbsup:

I can only really suggest a PSU for you, the Corsair CX600 appears to be the best available both for the price and performance, 500W would not give you any headroom with the GPU recommending a Minimum 450W PSU.

I am glad that you are aware of the software licence policy and have acted accordingly, this guidance is sometimes taken out of context by people when it is only intended to prevent them from unknowingly breaking the law and having Microsoft refuse to activate their product key because it is in use on another computer.
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Great, Thank you for your help :)
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You are welcome :thumbsup:
Keep us updated on your progress and let us know if you have any questions.
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Hey again!
Few weeks later I still haven't started any building yet. I thought long and hard and realized, that rig would require heavy upgrading sooner than i'd like so I though I'll just try to expand my budget and aim at i5-2500k. But what would be a good budget mobo to run that? OC'ing most likely in future, not straight out of the box.

Thank you
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Hi malloc
Ivy Bridge and PCI-E 3.0 compatible should you wish to upgrade further in the future http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271
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I'm afraid Ivy bridge will be out of my budget completely :(
I thought of going with this: http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=4149#ov and then i5-2500k ( http://pcsto.ee/359535-6.html ), only error being that the chosen mobo does not have an built in hdmi output, that might be a problem because, i might not be aible to afford GPU right away, with i5 being much more expensive than I planned for CPU. Anyway, is there any mobo with hdmi output for about same price?

Edited by malloc, 24 April 2012 - 11:16 AM.

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I'm afraid Ivy bridge will be out of my budget completely :(
I did actually say;
Ivy Bridge and PCI-E 3.0 compatible should you wish to upgrade further in the future

I thought of going with this: http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=4149#ov and then i5-2500k ( http://pcsto.ee/359535-6.html ), only error being that the chosen mobo does not have an built in hdmi output, that might be a problem because, i might not be aible to afford GPU right away, with i5 being much more expensive than I planned for CPU. Anyway, is there any mobo with hdmi output for about same price?


An alternative MB - HDMI port and less expensive than the Gigabyte you mentioned and the AsRock I suggested http://www.tigerdire...1923&CatId=7212
You can use the MBs QVL to check for compatible Ram, I checked already and the 2500k is listed as compatible http://www.biostar.c...on.php?S_ID=556
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