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Build Advice Advice for dad's cheapo PC replacement.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zinfandel, 22 Nov 2014.

  1. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    So, my dad's just retired, mum got a bathroom and a kitchen and dad's getting £300 for a PC... Fair eh?

    Anyway, pops does 3 things on the PC.

    1. Watch you tube
    2. Watch iPlayer
    3. Plays world of tanks.

    He is currently running an E7400 with a mechanical hard drive and a 560 and to be honest, it does exactly what he needs. What he doesn't have is a legit copy of windows, which I have convinced him has to be part of his £300 budget!

    I'll be putting the GPU and PSU from his existing machine into the new one.

    So I've come up with the following which would appear to me to be a considerable improvement on his current setup.

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    I've gone for Z97 so he can put a new CPU in there from the early 2015 refresh if he ever wanted to.

    That's with the 560 and the 550W corsair power unit he already has.

    Any suggestions?

    Cheers!

    Ash
     
  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Looks alright for the budget, not much else you can do really.
     
  3. Noob?

    Noob? New Member

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    Hey bud!

    Will look at this firther in a short while, sorry.

    I would say for a few quid more, it'd probably be better to swap the CPU out for a G3258 given you're going for a Z97 board, so it can be OC'd even if for a short while before your father's rigs CPU is upgraded.

    Its ~£48 delivered at Amazon or £49.98 at Scan.

    G3258 @ Amazon
    G3258 @ Scan

    Edit: Back again, more to come later!

    The RAM - is that a 4GB stick? If you'll not be adding more to it, why not go for a Dual Channel kit instead?
     
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  4. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the replies folks... Um, motherboard drivers currently installing :D.

    I bought the skinflint a 2 x 4gb kit Noobs, cheapskate he is!

    Also, if anyone's looking for a cheapo case, NZXT H230 is pretty decent for £50. Looks pretty cool, nice to build in. The sound proofing foam is a bit of a joke and the HD caddies are a bit flimsy but for £50 I'm impressed.
     
  5. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Downgrade the Porsche to an Audi or a Beamer and buy the old man a fancy laptop, you cheapskate! :lol: :p
     
  6. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha, he's loaded! It's not my fault he won't spend his money.

    Also - FIFTY BILLION UPDATES, WHY. WHY GOD WHY DO YOU HATE ME SO MUCH.
     

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