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gpl98a1

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Hello. I have a desktop PC that I've now given up on so i'd like to learn to build a PC for myself with some pointers or suggestions of what I need.

 

I don't do any gaming or video editing, it's mainly used for storing photos & browsing the web/online shopping etc.

 

My internet connection is quite slow (circa 4mb/s) but apparently there is FTTP coming soon, Wi-Fi is a must & Bluetooth would be nice unless it's cost prohibitive.

 

The only components I'd feel comfortable using out of my current PC are both hard drives (a 250 or 500GB SSD & a conventional 1TB drive) & I have W10 Pro running from my old Dell system, will I need to but a new license or new W10 software suite?

 

I'm not too fussy but I don't have patience to wait on a machine booting up hence the SSD upgrade to my previous machine.

 

I've no idea what a realistic budget is but seen some systems already built for £300ish, I already have a monitor, keyboard & mouse so this will be for the PC tower only minus the drives.


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gpl98a1,

 

Please post here.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Good luck!   :)


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Gday gpl98a1.

Configured an Intel build for you, Got as close to the £300ish as I can and still give you a fast quality machine.   Graphics is integrated in the CPU, but you could still add a GPU later if you decided too.  Included a CD drive but you could reuse yours if you have one in your current PC.  

If your current OS is not a retail licence? you will need a new one.

Does your monitor have a HDMI port?

Any questions about the build?

 

>  https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/GTW4K4


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Gday gpl98a1.

Configured an Intel build for you, Got as close to the £300ish as I can and still give you a fast quality machine.   Graphics is integrated in the CPU, but you could still add a GPU later if you decided too.  Included a CD drive but you could reuse yours if you have one in your current PC.  

If your current OS is not a retail licence? you will need a new one.

Does your monitor have a HDMI port?

Any questions about the build?

 

>  https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/GTW4K4

 

Thank you very much for your help, i'll look into those & no my Dell PC came with windows installed so I assume i'll need a new license?, where is reliable & well priced?


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Gday.

It is still possible to get it free if upgrading an OS, you will need the key that was supplied with the Dell computer.   Have a read of this article.   I have used option 2, which works.  > https://www.expertre...ows-10-for-free

You can download W10 to your existing PC. > https://www.microsof...nload/windows10then select the second option, "to instal to a new PC."


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Thank you guys, Ill read those articles in the post above, thatd save some cost anyway!

Had a go at doing a build myself, does anyone see anything wrong with this?
I dont need hdd/ssd as I have 2, no real need for an optical drive but I have one of those as well if needed.

https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/Ts2DrV
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Gday.

 

 

Had a go at doing a build myself, does anyone see anything wrong with this?

Very good overall build, but a couple of minor parts I would change.

 

RAM changed. A single stick is a bit unswis, if it fails, and they do, your pc is dead.   2 stick will run in Dual channel mode and if one fails your pc will still run on one stick.

 

PSU changed.  If you look at the TPD, estimated at 106W, so even if you added a GPU later, a 450W is more than enough and it is same quality, + semi modular.   

 

> https://uk.pcpartpic...com/list/6ttfK4


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