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    New media PC build with AMD A8-3850

    Hi, so i'm currently planning on building a new pc around the budget of £350 with the idea of adding a graphics card later down the road
    The parts that I've come up with so far are
    https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...8754317f4743d5

    I already have the optical drive and the 3 HDD's(500 GB, 1.5 TB, and 2TB).
    I have an operating system (Windows 7 professional 64 bit) with a legit key which i got for free when i studied MCITP at college but the thing is I already installed it on my current computer.
    i wanna ask if it's possible to re install the operating system on the new computer with the same key, or would i have to buy a new operating system?
    I would also like to get your opinion on my build, and if there are better alternative options to the parts i listed above.

    thanks.

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    Re: New media PC build with AMD A8-3850

    With 20 posts you can get free Scan postage:

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    Is this PC a main computer or a secondary for one media purposes??

    If it is a main PC I have come up with the following PC with parts form Scan.



    It has an AM3+ motherboard which is compatible with Bulldozer.

    If it is a media PC I suggest getting a smaller PSU such as the 450W version of the XFX PSU.

    The graphics chip in the A8-3850 is quite decent for an IGP and it is between an HD5550 and HD5570 in speed.

    Also,there are 65W versions of the A6 and A6 being released too:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...-incoming.html
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    Re: New media PC build with AMD A8-3850

    Thanks for the reply
    It's gonna be my main PC, for now i'm going to mostly be doing university work, internet browsing, media, watching movies (i have a bluray reader) etc.
    and the reason why i want a 550w PSU is because i do plan on adding a graphics card like the GTX 560 or a 6870 in the future (probably by Christmas time). nothing crazy powerful, but something to do some light gaming with.
    and i definitely wanna stick to a mATX case cuz i have some space issues.

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    Re: New media PC build with AMD A8-3850

    Quote Originally Posted by Walker View Post
    Thanks for the reply
    It's gonna be my main PC, for now i'm going to mostly be doing university work, internet browsing, media, watching movies (i have a bluray reader) etc.
    and the reason why i want a 550w PSU is because i do plan on adding a graphics card like the GTX 560 or a 6870 in the future (probably by Christmas time). nothing crazy powerful, but something to do some light gaming with.
    and i definitely wanna stick to a mATX case cuz i have some space issues.
    Fractal Design Arc Mini= 210x405x484mm and weighs 9KG

    Fractal Design Core 3000 =200x430x480mm and weighs 7.1KG

    Both cases are around the same size but the Core 3000 takes ATX motherboards and weighs less.


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    Re: New media PC build with AMD A8-3850

    Well that's a bummer, i never really checked for the actual measurements.
    The thing is that i have around 45 cm of available space where i'm going to be putting the case in, so the core 3000 is going to be a tight fit in there.
    so i think i'll stick with the Arc mini, plus i really like the looks of it!

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