Solved New Mobo compatability with HDD Tags: Homebuilt CPUs Hard Drives Windows XP Systems Product Last response: December 28, 2009 5:46 PM in Systems Share andersonj21 December 28, 2009 3:36:51 PM My friend's crappy emachines pc died (heat sink clip broke off). I was thinking of buying a new mobo, cpu, RAM, and case and re-using the existing PSU, DVD-ROM, and Hard Drive w/ Windows XP. Here's the motherboard I was looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128388 And the CPU: Either this one... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116265 or this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072 Please help me decide on which of these cpu's is better. My main question is: Will I be able to use the old hard drive (with Windows XP already installed) with the new hardware or will there be problems? It is IDE (the mobo I selected has an IDE slot so we're good there.) - Thanks More about : mobo compatability hdd Best solution dndhatcher a b B Homebuilt system December 28, 2009 5:32:48 PM Changing the motherboard will require re-installing the OS. andersonj21 December 28, 2009 5:41:00 PM Thanks. Any suggestion on which CPU to go with? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer evongugg a b B Homebuilt system a b à CPUs December 28, 2009 5:46:54 PM e5200 CPU will be about 7% faster than the Celeron e3200. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBought new mobo and have compatability question about HDD ForumHDD and Mobo compatability ForumMy new PC!! Compatability with my MOBO ? ForumFirst time builder viability/ compatability ? ForumMobo and Memmory compatability ForumBuying a new motherboard and compatability ForumAMD Octacore New Build Compatability Check ForumBootup crash, new mobo - dell HDD ForumNew gaming pc, <$2000, checking compatability or parts suggestions ForumMobo not recognozing 4th sata 6gb HDD Forumnew p4pe mobo , big HDD problem ForumNew System Compatability and Suggestions ForumCan't get to POST with new Mother Board with HDD connected ForumTried to connect new blank HDD as Slave, now it won't Boot! ForumReplacing HDD with a new SSD - Advice needed Forum$2,500, Can anyone verify the compatability ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? ForumNew build wont POST ForumNew build 1000$~ budget ForumNew System Build for Review More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !