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December 11, 2013 8:58:46 AM

Hi,
I thought I could save money in a new build by using an old Dell Vostro 200 micro case. With that case, good enough RAM and hard drive could I rip out the old mobo and put in a new one with new processor and GPU? Specs I am planning for:

CPU: AMD A10-5800K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM 4 gigs of good RAM.
Mobo: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 FM2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: MSI R7770-PMD1GD5
Case: Dell Vostro 200 with only 1 fan
PSU is supplementary.

Will I have to buy a new fan? Will this run BF3 well? Anything else I am forgetting? Will this even work??

(Back of case) Will the GPU even fit?

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December 11, 2013 9:05:51 AM

Don't get that APU with a GPU. Instead get a AMD FX 6300. GPU Should fit, but get a Gigabyte/AsRock/Asus motherboard instead and get a new PSU something like a corsair CX 430 for $30 post rebate. Once you change this then BF3 should run well. Can also pickup a $25 Rosewill case which should make the job a lot easier.
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December 11, 2013 9:10:22 AM

Spend $20 and get a DIY case. Those OEM cases most likely arent going to house the hardware you are putting in there. From that pic it looks like youll have to cut out the back panel piece that normally clicks into the back slot on a case.
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December 11, 2013 9:15:58 AM

on thing to mention the i/o sheld is not removable on that model you would have to cut out a hole for your new motherboard. just get a new case its not worth the hassle .
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December 11, 2013 9:18:23 AM

Yes, i/o shield thats what I meant :) 
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December 11, 2013 12:31:20 PM

Thanks for all of your responses. What would be a good cheap mobo to choose?

EDIT 1: Will a 500w PSU be enough? Sorry for all of the questions, I am a bit of a PC noob.
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December 14, 2013 8:28:12 AM

Just checked, a new PSU is a good idea and 500 watt is enough. Everything should work. Thanks all!
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December 14, 2013 8:30:29 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
Just checked, a new PSU is a good idea and 500 watt is enough. Everything should work. Thanks all!



So you do need a new PSU?
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December 14, 2013 9:20:24 AM

No, I just made sure on a website where you can plug in specs and it'll tell you how much power you'll need. My 500 watt is plenty.
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December 14, 2013 9:29:51 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
No, I just made sure on a website where you can plug in specs and it'll tell you how much power you'll need. My 500 watt is plenty.


I would go with this just for better parts:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $264.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 12:29 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 9:35:57 AM

So what exactly are the advantages of that mobo over the other one? Sorry for being so nitpicky, I really want to spend as little money as possible. Also if I don't plan on overclocking, will I need a new fan?
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December 14, 2013 9:55:00 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
So what exactly are the advantages of that mobo over the other one? Sorry for being so nitpicky, I really want to spend as little money as possible. Also if I don't plan on overclocking, will I need a new fan?


Well it has a lot more features and it comes to about $1 more. Also the total of these parts is actually less than what you put together. You don't need a new fan if you are not overclocking.
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December 14, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Thank you so much for everything!
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December 14, 2013 10:17:08 AM

jay_curtis36 said:
Thank you so much for everything!


Glad to help :) 
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