I'm upgrading my GPU and case on my main PC. With the leftover case and GPU, I want to build a very cheap system for basic computer use and some light gaming (Dota 2, Skyrim; just at playable settings). Would this build work?
Now here are my concerns:
1. I was going to pull the HDD and DVD drive out of a friend's older big box store PC. (The DVD doesn't really matter.) I'm guessing, though, that the OEM Windows on it will not transfer to the new system, will it? I don't mind buying a new HDD, but I was hoping to avoid buying a new copy of Windows.
2. The 2.1 GPU should be fine in the 2.0 slot on the MB, right?
3. No power issues here?
If the HDD would work, I think I'd have a fairly solid second PC with only about $250 invested. Any other thoughts?
Would the stock cooler be fine for the CPU or should I get an after market cooler? Again, I'm not anticipating this system being used for heavy gaming aside from the occasional buddy coming over and playing DOTA 2 or something else that's not too terribly intensive.
Yeah, I was able to get a preinstalled version of windows to work. A phone call to windows is probably required. Note, don't touch that recovery partition. My brother did to set it to factory default settings (mainly to wipe data/viruses) and ended up having to get a new key as a result.