Hi all...long time lurker, first time poster. I would like to put together a new system and try to use some of the parts form the old one. My budget is around $500-$600 and the system is a gaming/general use machine. Here are my specs:
Computer: HP Pavillion Case CPU: Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2 GHz MoBo: ASUS A8AE-LE HDD: 200 GB SATA Memory: Infineon PC-3200 2x512 Video: XFX 7800GT Audio: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 PSU: Antec SP-500 Other: Lightscribe DVD R/W, CR-ROM, Card Reader
Questions are: Motherboard, stick with CPU and buy a new Socket939 MoBo or upgrade it all? Will the CD, DVD and HDD from the HP machine fit and work well in a new case? Can I upgrade to C2D and still stick to my budget? Thanks in advance for your help.