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#1 DennisK02

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 05:39 AM

So im considering of building my own pc (under 300) and not buying one... So here are the specs and i need to know if anything is missing (and if you could help me find it and this is my first time building a pc!)

CPU; AMD A6-7400K (72,90)
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-DH3 (67,24)
Power Supply: Corsair V5350 (37,57)
Pc Box: Deepcool smarter (led) (23,80)
I would also need a pc monitor under 80
Total ; 225.34?

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:30 AM

Hi and welcome to BC!

 

With under $300 budget, you can build an entry-level PC that can handle tasks like surfing internet and word processing, but not for gaming, streaming or rendering.

 

AMD A6-7400K is a dual-core budget processor. With a high 3.5 GHz clock speed, it can handle most tasks fine. It also features a GPU, so a dedicated GPU is not needed. You can also get Intel Pentium processor for almost the same price.

 

Next, some parts are missing like RAM and hard drive. For RAM, 4GB is enough, or 2GB if you are on tight budget. For hard drive, 500GB is more than enough, you are not likely to fill it up to capacity.

 

For a monitor less than $80, the Dell D2015HM 19.5" Screen LED-Lit Monitor is what you will want.


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Posted 05 December 2015 - 04:19 PM

Thank you very much for replying ! So i went online and searched better specs so i could "game" a little bit.
Specs;
CPU:AMD A10-5800K (88,01)
MOTHERBOARD:ASUS A88XM-PLUS (76,61)
RAM:8GB RAM HYPERX DDR3 (52,50)
PC CASE:cougar spike (20,00)
POWER SUPPLY:CORSAIR V5350 (37,57)
CPU COOLER:SPIRE SP526S7-1 (9,80)

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Posted 05 December 2015 - 09:27 PM

Hi:

 

You still miss one part, the hard drive. I think 500GB is enough for you now. You can always buy a secondary drive later when you have the budget.

 

I would recommend you to get a better power supply, at least 400W, it can help you in future PC upgrade.

 

A10-5800K is FM2 socket, the mobo is FM2+ socket, but FM2 CPU works on FM2+ socket, so no problems with the CPU and mobo.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:02 AM

Ok,thanks !

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:27 PM

You might want an Operating System also. If you don't use a Linux based OS, then add at least $100 for a version of Microsoft Windows.


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:02 PM

What are you going to be doing with the PC?  An APU is fine for word processing, internet and light gaming but if you are planning on doing any picture or video editing or more demanding gaming you will need to go bigger.

 

 

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:35 AM

@GameGuru well,i need it for word processing and light gaming (which should be fine).
@Rocky Bennett i'll install windows 10 on it since it's free to download (from a dvd)

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 09:46 AM

So im considering of building my own pc (under 300) and not buying one... So here are the specs and i need to know if anything is missing (and if you could help me find it and this is my first time building a pc!)
CPU; AMD A10-5800K (89,90)
Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-DH3 (67,24)
Power Supply: Corsair V5350 (37,57)
Pc Box: Deepcool smarter (led) (23,80)
I would also need a pc monitor under 50€

So...i changed the amd a6 to amd a10-5800k which is better.And a monitor less than 50€

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 05:50 PM

@GameGuru well,i need it for word processing and light gaming (which should be fine).
@Rocky Bennett i'll install windows 10 on it since it's free to download (from a dvd)

 

 

If you already own a license for Windows 10 from another computer, then you still have to buy a license for Windows 10 for your new build. You can not transfer the license from one PC to another. You can buy a license for about $100, not a big deal.


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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:41 PM

@GameGuru well,i need it for word processing and light gaming (which should be fine).
@Rocky Bennett i'll install windows 10 on it since it's free to download (from a dvd)

 
 
If you already own a license for Windows 10 from another computer, then you still have to buy a license for Windows 10 for your new build. You can not transfer the license from one PC to another. You can buy a license for about $100, not a big deal.

https://softwareplaza.com/microsoft-windows-7-professional-32-64-bit-full-version-sp1-1241.html

Go here, buy Windows 7, install, upgrade to Windows 10, do clean format and install of Windows 10 and you are good to go.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:36 AM

 

 

@GameGuru well,i need it for word processing and light gaming (which should be fine).
@Rocky Bennett i'll install windows 10 on it since it's free to download (from a dvd)

 
 
If you already own a license for Windows 10 from another computer, then you still have to buy a license for Windows 10 for your new build. You can not transfer the license from one PC to another. You can buy a license for about $100, not a big deal.

https://softwareplaza.com/microsoft-windows-7-professional-32-64-bit-full-version-sp1-1241.html

Go here, buy Windows 7, install, upgrade to Windows 10, do clean format and install of Windows 10 and you are good to go.

 

 

 

From my research, I believe that that is Gray Market, at best. Might not be supported by Microsoft and is not eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10. It is best to buy a genuine copy of Windows 7 and then upgrade.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:39 AM

You can also directly buy Windows 10, just make sure it is not cracked one.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:54 AM

You can also directly buy Windows 10, just make sure it is not cracked one.

 

 

That was advice up thread. I highly recommend buying Windows 10 directly but it is cheaper to buy Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10. I think that this option is too big a hassle, might as well spend the few extra dollars and buy a genuine copy of Windows 10 and be done with it.


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 05:27 AM

If i install linux then install windows 10? Will i still need a serial key ?Can I still use serial keys which are online..?




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