Can you help with checking compatibility and value for money?

  alexkearns97 09:29 14 Feb 2012

Hi, I am in the process of sourcing new parts for my PC, which needs an upgrade (or fixing) as it is beginning to show wear and tear (sometimes refuses to work - will expand on this later).

I figured that if I was going to do work on the PC, I might as well upgrade it at the same time.

My current PC specs are:

Motherboard: Asus IPIBL-LB Micro-ATX, Intel G33 Express Chipset, Intel Socket 775, Supports up to 8GB DDR2 Unbuffered Non-ECC RAM (4 Slots, For more information Click Here

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4GHz - Socket 775

Memory: 3GB DDR2 Unbuffered Non-ECC RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 256MB Graphics Card - HDMI, DVI-I, PCI Express x16

HDD: 360GB 7200-RPM SATA 3GB/sec

Case: Mid Size ATX Computer Case - 2 5.25" Bays, 3 3.5" Bays

Power Supply: 300W

For more information on the PC, Click Here

The problem that I am having with my PC SOMETIMES is that when I turn the computer on, the hard drive light does not blink, the CD drive does not flash, the screen shows a message saying that it is not receiving an active DVI signal, and neither the keyboard or mouse appear to be receiving power. This makes me think that the problem could possibly be the PSU as nothing seems to be receiving power. Another possibility would be the motherboard not working?

If anyone could offer any help, or ideas about why this might not be working sometimes, or how to fix it I would be very grateful! Also, if I was to upgrade the PC, would these parts below be compatible and the best value for money (I mainly use my PC for Photoshop, Dreamweaver). If I installed these components, which PSU would be good to get?

Asus Micro-Atx Motherboard

Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge CPU

  finerty 14:17 14 Feb 2012

i thinks maybe you should of posted on the consumer page.

You try ebuyer dot come

and there's novatech dot co dot uk

  KRONOS the First 16:11 14 Feb 2012

I would get at least a 500W PSU. This is a cheaper board and will work fine with your CPU. Mobo. A couple of sticks of this RAM. Your graphics card,though quite poor, will do if you are happy with it's performance.

Always useful in this type of post to mention a budget.

Have a look at Ebuyer or Scan 0r Novatech

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