Need feedback on my failed Custom Build...

darkmirror

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Guys,
This is my first time doing custom build, and i am really tight on budget.
I bought these components for the rig:

Ultra ULT40278 MicroATX Tower, USB, 2 Fans, 2x 5.25" Bays, 3x 3.5" Bays, All-In-1 Card Reader, Black,

Ultra Limited Edition 700W ATX Power Supply

AMD A6-3650 Llano 2.6GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3650WNGXBOX

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

MSI A55M-P33 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1RK2/8X

All of the above cost me 259 bucks.
I already have Monitor and accessories.
So, did i do something wrong? I know i should have consulted about the components.. =(
Any suggestions that you would like to give?

Thanks in advanced
 
That PSU is the biggest problem, Ultra is not known for producing even adequate Power Supply's. Would replace it with a quality unit when you can. Also 700W is pretty overkill on a rig like this, a 450W would be sufficient (even if you hybrid crossfire a 6530 with it).

Otherwise you did fairly well.
 

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I haven't built it yet. But they are on shipping. People say that things are wrong with my build. I just wanna see what fix right now. So I will be ready when it arroives . BTW is my build a rip of since they cost exact 250?
 

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the PSU that came with case most of them had doubtfull quality...

It may said 700w but most of them cannot deliver those wattage.... (or only at peak power)
and more important, they usually had bad ripple filtering.. (this can actually burn the component)

edit:

Anyways nothing wrong with those setup.....
It will run fine (at least for a while)....

try build it when the parts came and report if there a problem....
also u will need 64 bit OS to use 8 Gb of ram
 

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You have a very low power consumption, that power supply it's a total waste of money. Even a Chinese 450w PSU would be enough! until you got a discrete graphic cards in your hand, then a high quality 450w or 500w will be enough.

And since my humble point of view, you 'll need a discrete card to play games. someting like radeon 6670 (at least), or nvidia equivalent, but that's depends on you, how much you cares about games, and so on.

The smartest choice would be an intel i5 (and you don't need to buy the fastest), then you get 4 cores, decent mhz but better than AMD, 78w. A discrete card that suit your needs and the adequate PSU to that computer. You are "saving" money that you can invest in better performance (CPU at least). But again, it depends on what do you want your PC for...
 

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thnx, Btw what do you mean by "at least for a while"... O :eek:
 

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I am only planning to play League of legends...
Btw, i have dell diemension 4700 .. will the psu from Dell work with the new one?
 

rdc85

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juan83 the parts already bought and shipped...

it makes no sense to go buy intel i5, even the store accept refund or such, it's 260 budget rig...

but i'm agree about adding discrete graphic card.... :D

edit:
well since it was new, I'm expecting it will work fine..
even it was cheap PSU, in moderate use most of them will last about 3 years before failling.. (but it will degrade over time)
from my experience it's good for 2 years and 3 years at tops before it need to be replaced.... (if it not fail from start)

for now nothing gain from worrying, since everything already bought.. try build it first


 

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Hm.. i think LOL will work with the A6 APU?
 

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Actually, depending how many much watts that Dell PSU puts out, that wouldn't be a bad idea. Dell makes great quality PSU's, they also have the world's only 80+ Titanium PSU.
 

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Wattage

305 W

But currently, I am using Radeon HD 4600 and it's bottlenecking my computer..

My current desktop spec is

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Pentium 4 520
Intel Pentium 4 520
Prescott 90nm Technology
RAM
3.3GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 199MHz (3-3-3-9)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0M3918 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
HP S2031 (1600x900@60Hz)
1024MB ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (ATI AIB) 52 °C
Hard Drives
39.1GB Seagate ST340014AS (SATA) 48 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01
 

darkmirror

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I will try to upgrade them when i have money.. =)
Btw, will 305 w work on the rig?
 

darkmirror

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Eek! I am not able to buy anymore.. =(
WIll something get wrong with the 700W PSU?
 

darkmirror

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Thanks for the research.. =) have a good night...
 

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