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Question Been given a graphics card and a PSU. Want to build my own computer and need some help!

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by TioLorenza, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. TioLorenza

    TioLorenza Newbie

    Mar 8, 2016
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    Hi guys.

    Hope this is the right place to post my query!

    I'm looking to build my own gaming computer, nothing too expensive my budget is about €400-500. My brother has a graphics card and a power supply unit to give me, the graphics card is an ASUS GTX 650 TI, which he tells me is quite good, and the power supply unit is a Corsair CX500.

    Now, I've been using the builds guides on r/pcmasterrace on reddit as a template for my build, specifically the 'Next-Gen Crusher' as they refer to it (here is the page: https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds).

    What I want to know is could I substitute the components that I have already for the video card/power supply unit in that build? Would this work out okay? Or should I go a different route altogether? I'm new to this so any advice/information you could give me would be invaluable.

  2. john179

    john179 Active member

    Dec 30, 2003
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    My personal choice on that budget would be as follows

    AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2 GHz Socket AM3+ $89.99
    GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $37.99
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III $86.99
    Seagate Desktop HDD ST2000DM001 2TB $71.99
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R $69.99
    LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Disc Drive Model UH12NS30 - OEM $49.99
    + What you have been given would make a nice mid range gaming pc
    Total price $486.93

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