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First time build. (with certain parts already.)

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May 4, 2013 5:47:55 PM

So I have an old computer sitting here that I wanna change up and make a new. I have a little info on it, When i bought it it started life as some hp that i bought from walmart since then I have done a bit of adding here and there. so now it has an x clio case and a radeon x1550 vid card, an intel core2 quad cpu q8200 @2.33
and under device manager is says intel g33/g31/p35/p31 chipset. I would like to make it so i can play a few games and the such on this system. Also It has asus leonite mother board if this matters is there any way i can change some of these or use them in the tower i have now so i can make another computer?

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May 4, 2013 6:11:44 PM

The mb is an old 775 slot mb. It now three CPU rev old as haswell out next month. If the hard drives and cd-rom are Sata and not 40 pin gray IDE cable you could reuse them.your old pc could be used as word..web pc or as a media server for movies. Your better off buying all new parts if your looking to do any work or gaming. The new g CPU are more powerfull then your old one was.
May 4, 2013 6:14:33 PM

They are all sata I know that much. So what could push me in the right direction? Also I dont know a whole lot about this kinda thing thats why i cam ehere as well..Where do I begin?
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May 4, 2013 6:37:54 PM

Also I didnt think my computer was that old.
May 4, 2013 6:41:40 PM

Corey Carter said:
They are all sata I know that much. So what could push me in the right direction? Also I dont know a whole lot about this kinda thing thats why i cam ehere as well..Where do I begin?


To help you effectively we need to know 1, what your budget is (you may well be able to simply acquire a new, better system), 2, know what you want to do with the machine (Crysis 3 5760 x 1080 on max requires a lot more than, say, online checkers), and 3, where you are (so that we can use the correct currency and vendors when we suggest parts). It would also be useful to know whether you intend to overclock, if you are alright with multi-GPU systems (although depending on budget that may not come up), and if you need to purchase an OS and peripherals (I presume not, in this case, given that your starting point is upgrading an old system.
May 4, 2013 6:43:54 PM

Corey Carter said:
Also I didnt think my computer was that old.


Electronics age fast. A top-tier computer today will be heavily outdated in three years or so.
May 4, 2013 7:21:38 PM

Also Cory it does not help when intel and amd kill off mb every 12 months because they add or remove pins on the mb slot. The older ib and sb CPU were 1155 pins. The new haswell is 1150. By removing those 5 pins the people that have new mb this year can't in two or three years drop in a faster CPU when needed. Also gpu vendors are dropping newer gpu faster to market then before.nvida dropping some new gpu in June. And to make gamers more angry newer games and newer game engines are needing more and more powerfull CPU and gpu for all the new eye candy.
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