I currently own:
amd athlon xp 2500+ barton cpu
Asus a7n8x-vm board
pc2700 ddr ram 2x256
two regular hard drives 200 gig and and 80 gig
couple of cd/dvd burners
sound card = emu 1820 (pro audio)
integrated graphics on the asus board
Here is what I have just been able to pickup for a good deal
Amd opteron 165 socket 939 doul core with heatsink and fan
ocz pc 3200 512 dual channel Platinum Rev 2 ram 2-2-2-5 (X2)...so 1 gig total
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D ATHLON 64 X2 939 DUAL mother board.
Now my questions:
1. I understand that I will likely need a new Power supply unit. Any recommendations as far as wattage and brand that would work well with the DFI board mentioned above?
2. The motherboard doesnt have any cables with it...would my old ribben type cable work or do I need to upgrade these? If so what type would I need?
3. I dont think the DFI lanparty has integrated graphics? So what would be need to run the system.
4. Hoping my drives are compatible..they should be right?
What I use the computer for???....Audio recording. No games loaded on my system at all. So a graphics card, if needed can be basic, but of course must jive with the above mentioned.
getting very confused looking at all the forums as many people have their favs for things. Any help woould be appreciated
Have I missed anything that I will need to make this system work?...my tower shuld fit all the above...parts arrive tomorrow I believe....may end up taking it all into a store to get them to plug things in...I can load all drivers and clean install xp but I want all the parts first...
thanks for your help
Edited by psp, 24 August 2006 - 12:06 AM.