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Raidmax Tornado (older model?)...Upgrade Later?

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January 4, 2011 5:23:43 AM

A friend of mine gave me an old computer with old hardware, almost everything is outdated. I was wondering is it fine for me to get a new CPU and Motherboard (possibly Sandy Bridge), HDD, and PSU now, and replace the case and GPU in Fall? I'm worried about temps the most. I don't want anything to overheat and end up with dead hardware.

Thanks in advance,

Destroysall

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January 4, 2011 8:20:08 PM

That should be fine, make sure you have a intake fan and an exhaust fan then you should be fine with temperature.
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January 4, 2011 9:37:11 PM

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January 4, 2011 9:46:32 PM

what psu do you have?
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January 5, 2011 12:47:47 AM

could you tell us more about what you have and what you want to put in it?
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January 5, 2011 1:09:17 AM

Ya sure,

CPU: AMD Athlon XP @ 1.93


MOBO: KT600. Didn't note any brand. Though, the bus clock is 167MH, Socket A


HDD: WD 160gb


RAM: Has two 512MB RAM cards, giving it a total of 1024MB of Memory


GPU: Radeon 7900/7500 Series card, I don't know why it gives me two types.


PSU: Raidmax 430w


OS: Windows XP Pro 32-bit
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January 5, 2011 2:23:36 AM

please, please, please get rid of the raidmax!
they make crap psus!
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January 5, 2011 2:32:59 AM

shovenose said:
please, please, please get rid of the raidmax!
they make crap psus!


Haha, for sure I will be doing that. I plan on getting at least the Corsair 650w 80 Plus.
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January 5, 2011 3:19:26 AM

whew! i was just making sure :)  but a quality 400w would be plenty...

um theres no such thing is a radeon 7900 nor is there a 7500...
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January 5, 2011 4:18:40 AM

shovenose said:
whew! i was just making sure :)  but a quality 400w would be plenty...

um theres no such thing is a radeon 7900 nor is there a 7500...


Hmm, never thought about a quality 400w. Any recommendations?

Plus, the 7500 card, if I am correct, used to be or is referred to the ATI All-In-Wonder Graphics Adapter.
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January 7, 2011 2:00:44 AM

antec ea-430d
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