Cheap New Gaming Build- What Parts Can I Re-Use from Old Comp?

Well, First I'd like to thank anyone who takes the time to answer to this thread. :)

Now, a couple weeks ago my computer blew out. It was the Mobo or the PSU, but either way I want to build a new computer, and use it for light gaming, but I still want it to perform good.

This is the link to the computer that is broken: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01969880#N195

My budget is around $400, and I found this on the internet: http://elitegamingcomputers.com/buy/budget-builds/#unique-identifier

It kinda intrigued me since its relatively cheap and it seems decent.

The parts I would like to transfer from my old computer are the HDD, Optical drive, RAM, and the case and processor if it will work.

Now the big question... Will I be able to reuse these parts on a new computer build, and if i do reuse them will I encounter any problems?

PS: I know I'm not exactly building a new computer, I just want the new one to perform better. So if I should upgrade some parts just tell me.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $350.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-28 15:29 EDT-0400)

    The pny gtx 650 ti boost IS SUPER CHEAP IF I WERE YOU I WOULD BUY 2 of them! MASSIVE POWER !
  2. You'll definitely have to purchase a new case - that case isn't made for standard form factors. You most likely won't be able to carry that CPU over either, it's probably soldered onto the motherboard.
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    You'll definitely have to purchase a new case - that case isn't made for standard form factors. You most likely won't be able to carry that CPU over either, it's probably soldered onto the motherboard.


    Ok, I'll get a new case. As for the CPU, I have already removed it from the Mobo, just some thermal paste on it that I should be able to remove.
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