If you provide us with your maximum budget we can put a list of components together for you to consider.
Building a new pc and trying to use old hard drive
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:39 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:36 PM
For now you will need to use your present optical drive and HDD, the OS issue you will need to talk to MS about using your present W7, here is your list - let us know what you think and also what you and your buddy had in mind;
$54.99 Free shipping – Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066 Removable/washable dust filters - a must for top cooling.
$121.99 + $7.87 shipping – MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271 PCI-E 3.0 and Ivy Bridge ready - future upgrade options.
$219.99 Free shipping – CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072 Best bang for buck CPU for a while - cores are unlocked.
$38.99 Free shipping – 8GB Ram http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231308 What can I say 8GB of CL-7 Ram for less than $40
$139.99 Free shipping – GPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625 I would have liked a bit more cash but this will do for gaming.
$69.99 Free shipping – PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139028 More than enough clean and stable power and 80% efficiency.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:49 PM
MB - http://pcpartpicker....board-gah61ms2h
CPU - http://pcpartpicker....u-bx80623i32120
RAM - http://pcpartpicker....310600cl9d8gbnt
HDD - http://pcpartpicker....rive-st500dm002
GPU - http://pcpartpicker....card-hd687azdfc
PSU - http://pcpartpicker....upply-bp550plus
This is with the mind set that I will bite the bullet and go ahead and buy another windows 7.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:54 PM
For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.
The Ram on your list is not compatible with the MB you list according to the Ram specs at Newegg, see below;
Compatible M/B Chipset:
AMD 890 Series
AMD 790 Series
Your suggested MB is the H61 chipset type.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:43 PM
So what do you recommend for the hdd? The one I proposed? And do you have any thoughts on an optical drive? I have one picked out but I'm on my phone at the moment so I can't easily show you.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:46 PM
Should I buy anything to actually build the thing (will it come with screws and what not?)
Went over budget but I think I'll survive.
Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:25 AM
As per my post #2
http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ courtesy of Troy and Artellos and http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/ Digerati respectively.
Read through the TIM tutorial which explains the importance of a good quality thermal paste, I use the same kit as in the .jpeg below;
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:44 AM
Should I buy the wires? Or would they come with the motherboard?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:19 PM
Always read the proposed delivery notes before purchase - that way you get no surprises
Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:41 PM