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Need suggestions on choosing PC

XFV2014 Avatar
2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
so it's time to upgrade my 6 years old desktop.
few rules:
1.My old graphic card is not too bad (Geforce GTX 660).So I'm thinking buy a new PC with i5 CPU ,8G ram ,SSD and rubbish graphic card. Then replace graphic card with my old one. more than 600 pound.
3.better with win 8 on it
what I found :
1:from ebay 532 pound
Case : Corsair Spec01 Gaming Case Blue Fan LED Edition
Power Supply : Aerocool VP Pro 850 Watt Branded PSU
Motherboard : Gigabyte H81M-S2H
CPU : Intel I5 4690 4th Gen Quad Core 3.5Ghz (turbo 3.9Ghz) CPU
Hard Drive : 120Gb Solid State Hard Drive
Memory : 8gb DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance Memory
Graphics Card : Radeon R7 240 2GB (Dual screen support via DVI /HDMI / VGA)
Optical Drive : 24x Dual Layer DVD Writer
Connections : 6 x USB 2.0 / 2 x USB 3.0 / LAN / Sound
Software : Windows 8 Home 64 bit
2:from pc specialist 561 pound
almost same settings ,
cheapest case
motherboard ASUS® H81M-PLUS
PSU corsair 550w
1. I heard if I want use 2 graphic cards ,more power will help.But I'm not planning for it now and is 850W a bit too much ?
And is 550W enough?
2.Which one looks better above?
3.Any other better offer?

Many thanks :)
XFV2014 Avatar
2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago

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Suggestions are:

Don't buy the cheapest case even a branded £40 one without PSU is a lot better than a £30 one (with or without PSU)
A 550W PSU will run 1 Graphics card system no bother but MAY struggle with 2 (all depends on what cards they are)
Finally try there is also a wattage calculator (to be used as a guide only)

What can you salvage from the old PC?
Have a look around your local area for computer fairs can be a handy cheaper way to get a pc built at trade price.

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