*I also have a few dvd drives/burners, so I don't think I'll be needing one of those.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Ebay
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080
I don't mind buying used computer parts on ebay, at a cheaper price, as long as it's from a respectable seller.
I'd say $800 is the absolute most I would want to spend, and I would like to avoid spending that much if possible.
I would, more than everything else, like to be able to use the Sound Card, Hard drives, and Case.
I'm not all that knowledgeable about CPUs however, but I imagine that the one I listed probably wont get the job done.
The Geforce fx 5900 sp also seems to be very out of date, but I listed it just in case there's something it might be useful for. I doubt it though.
Also, are there any problems that I might run into using my tv as a monitor?
Ok, I think that's everything. Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
Well, I have a few internal optical drives. I'm just not sure on the specifics.
I THINK the one I have installed in my cooler master case is a Mitsumi DW-7801TE 4x DVD+RW Drive. I have a few more laying around the house somewhere, and I also have an external HP 15x DVD R/ drive. Is it very important that I get a new optical drive? I figured that it wouldn't really matter, as long as it worked good enough to install games and/or software.
Also, I always heard that the sound card would reduce some strain on the CPU, increase my frame rate in games by a small %, and increase the quality of my recordings. Plus, I'd be able to connect my midi interfaces through the MIDI to soundcard gameport... Although, I suppose could always use a midi to usb cable.
Anyways, should I just do away with the card, or go ahead and connect it to my new mobo if I have a free slot?
The optical isn't important at all, which is why I asked if you had one laying around.
I've never heard that about the sound card before. Pretty much all motherboards have good audio, and gaming is never bottlenecked by the CPU. That means that even if it did occupy the CPU, there's room to spare in games, so it wouldn't affect frame rate.
You could go ahead and move the sound card over. I would try out the onboard audio first, as it might actually be better.