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February 26, 2010 2:25:22 AM

I was wondering if all these computer components were compatible, since I have never put together my own PC before, and would gladly appreciate any answers....

I already have a tower, 36.8 x 18.4 x 42.6 cm , or 14.5 x 7.25 x 16.75 inches (Dell Dimension 3000) and I am pretty sure that's big enough for what I'm getting....

The motherboard is a micro ATX, found here...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GPU is a Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3, PCI-E 2.0 x16, but I already asked about it on yahoo answers and the answers seemed to agree it will work(the motherboard only has a PCI-E x16 slot)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Apparently, it has 1 gigabyte of K3-PH, whatever that means, and googling it doesn't seem to turn up anything....

RAM is 4 gigs of 240 pin DDR2, found here...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU is a 2.7 GHz triple-core that I know for sure is compatible, since it's sold together with the MB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now I was wondering if I needed a new power supply, and if I do, what would be the minimum amount of Watts and output voltage would it need to operate without frying my computer on startup...my current power supply has 250 W, with a fixed voltage of 100 to 120 Volts at 60Hz and 200 to 240 V at 50Hz

If i did need to get a new power supply, would I need a PCI-E connector? I've tried Googling it several ways, but can't find anything.

Thanks for any answers! I'd also gladly take any suggestions (as long as it doesn't starve my wallet).

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
February 26, 2010 4:01:35 PM

Compatible, yes. Good choices, no.

You might want to follow the guidelines from the link in my signature. If you give us a budget and other information, we can certainly give better advice.

You will certainly need a new PSU. Dell uses very cheap units which are very poor quality. In addition, 250W would only power a very bare bones system. That wouldn't even run a discrete GPU, much less one that requires a PCIe connector (which you do need).

Here's a good gaming build that's fairly cheap:

CPU/Mobo: X3 425 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $147 after rebate
RAM: CL 7 1600 mhz Ripjaws $115
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
GPU/PSU: HD 5770 and Antec Earthwatts 650W $225 HSF/Optical: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus and cheap SATA DVD burner $40

Total: $536.
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