Comparing the individual parts you chose ($547) vs the combo you listed ($723), you would change from an X6 Phenom to an X4 with the combo you listed, but would additionally get a case, hard drive and burner for an additional $176.
If your old mouse and keyboard are PS2 rather than USB, you might run into an issue there due to nowhere to connect at least one of them. Fans from the old computer "may not" have the correct connectors to attach to then new board -- you'd have to check that. I'd personally go with new fans anyway -- if your old machine has any age on it at all. If the old hard drive is IDE, you would only have one connector that will support 2 devices -- and IDE will be much slower than the newer SATA connection available on the new board.
I also don't see any listing for a new operating system.
What are you wanting to do with the new computer you are building?
Last edited by callpocket; 01-12-2011 at 09:32 PM..
No, it has either 16x PCI-Express lanes, or 8x+8x PCI-Express lanes if there is a second card in the system, as opposed to 16x and 4x in the first motherboard you selected. Having 8+8 is okay for gaming, while 16+4 is a drag in gaming for the second card.
16+4 is okay for internet browsing though.
You will not easily be able to transfer the license from your HP to your new build. The W7 that HP uses is an OEM version and the key is tied to the HP bios. It would also be a violation of the license. Not to say this is impossible but if it was possible it would not be easy and pretty gray.
What is your overall budget?
I would not reuse your old hard drive. Add it as a secondary drive if you want to the new system. Drives are usable items that wear over time. Also the newer drives are faster than the old ones. Storage is cheap you could get a smaller boot drive and use another drive as storage (With a proper backup of course) I would also buy new fans, they are cheap, and will be quiter & move more air.
You can run two identical ATI cards in Crossifre on the Asrock board I suggested.
Good if you are a gamer.
You might need a more powerful power supply depending on the card you choose.
Most of the benchmarks suggest that 1 more powerful card is a better bang for your buck vs 2 cheaper cards. x2 cheaper cards do not equal 2x the performance. Of course this is all dependent on the price you buy them at.
I've read back through this a couple of times and guess I'm just missing some things somewhere. I get that your budget is about $1000, but don't see anything about a new operating system, what your old hard drive is and if you are planning on reusing it, or what you are intending to do with this new machine.
Well first off im planning on using it for gaming and web surfing and multitask doing other stuff. If im unable to get the old os then ill probably get a windows 7. My budget isnt exactly 1000$ so if im unable to i can get the os too.
And like someone suggested somewhere I will use the old harddrive as a back up or as a second one and i will buy a new harddrive
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