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Need help choosing parts for a build ! ($400)

Lokas
  • 55 months ago

How's it going guys, I have been interested in building my own PC for a while now and I was wondering how I could build a decent PC with buying some new parts but using parts from my current HP A8-5500 which has a 1tb HDD and 8gb of ram. Where should I start ? Is this at all possible ? and what should be my next course of action ! I dont have a set type of game that I want to play I just want better fps. Currently on League of Legends I can play on Settings maxed out with shadow on at around 30-40 fps but constantly fluctuating and sometimes dips into the lower 20's. With shadows off I have from 60-80. Let me know things I should do to get me where I want to be ! Thanks in advance.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you need? Do you need any peripherals?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have my mouse, keyboard, monitor, headset, ect... I have an OS that I can use too.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

With a little more budget I could give you a better PSU: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock FM2A68M-DG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $31.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Logisys CS206BK ATX Mid Tower Case w/480W Power Supply $28.54 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $400.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 17:19 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I suggest you get a better quality power supply as this power supply is sketchy

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well is it possible to save some money by using the hard drive and ram from my current pc ?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, definitely, just make sure it is compatible.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't seem to find my ram on the site, any other way of checking compatibility ?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Reuse your ram. Reuse the HDD.

You will want to keep your old processor on hand in case you need to do a BIOS update.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $76.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $15.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $46.98 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $193.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $35.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan SilenX EFX-09-15 42.0 CFM 92mm Fan $6.87 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $462.78
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $397.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 18:32 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Assuming that you will be reusing your old hdd and ram,here's a build that will be able to meet all your requirements

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 285 2GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $162.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $450.94
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $375.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-18 19:50 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the help guys, I will look into all the builds and decide from there ! I will keep you guys posted !

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