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help recommend parts for general purpose pc (with as many parts from old rig as possible)

My current pc's motherboard just died. It was used mainly for the internet, ms office work, watching movies, and converting cds to flac.
Could you please help recommend parts for a new pc, hopefully using as many parts as possible from the old pc. My budget is no more than $600.
The old pc's specs are:
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz Wolfdale 45nm Technology
- RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
- Monitors: DELL ST2410 (1920x1080@60Hz) and Samsung S/M 950p (1280x1024@85Hz)
- Graphics: 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner)
- Hard Drive: 119GB PLEXTOR PX-128M5S ATA Device (SSD)
- Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54N ATA Device
- Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5
- PSU: Seasonic S12ii Bronze 620w
My peripherals include 3 external HDDs (one using usb 3.0), printer, webcam. I would also prefer if it was a full ATX motherboard. Thanks
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon R9 270X 2GB royalQueen Video Card ($202.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $539.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 11:15 EDT-0400)

    Using from old build:
    PSU: Seasonic S12ii Bronze 620w
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54N ATA Device
    Hard Drive: 119GB PLEXTOR PX-128M5S ATA Device (SSD)
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
  2. use the rest from your old parts

    only need new cpu, mobo, ram

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $194.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 11:21 EDT-0400)
  3. thanks all.
  4. for this build, is there a full atx motherboard with integrated graphics?
  5. There are some, but they have the cheaper chipset. I've included a videocard so you shouldn't need integrated graphics. You could always use your old gpu as an extra.
  6. ok noted. thanks
  7. on a Gigabyte Motherboard AMD AM3+ S938 GA-990FXA-UD3, can i use a single 8gb stick of ram, or do i have to install 2 sticks of 4gb?
  8. gvmsia said:
    on a Gigabyte Motherboard AMD AM3+ S938 GA-990FXA-UD3, can i use a single 8gb stick of ram, or do i have to install 2 sticks of 4gb?


    It doesn't matter. 2x4 will be a tiny bit faster but 1x8 also works.
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