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November 8, 2010 5:24:49 PM

Hi guys, hopefully this is the correct thread to post in. This is my first time doing a home build and i'm kind of new to the whole compatibility area of computing. I have my eye on these parts for an upgrade to my current computer:

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54941

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&promoid=12...

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=45301

My current setup is:

Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Hard Drive: 332 GB Total
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
Motherboard: ASUS P5LD2

Could you guys please tell me if these parts will be compatible with eachother my current setup? Thanks in advance.

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November 8, 2010 6:21:47 PM

Yeah that bundle deal is awesome you could spend a little more and get faster ram.
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 - $68.44
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD1255&v...

Just pricematch the ram kit.
Looks like a nice upgrade and the ram is compatible with cpu/mobo combo.

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November 8, 2010 6:22:08 PM

The listed CPU and mobo combo, a case and some ram are all compatible. You should also be able to reuse your HDD(s), GPU, ODD(s) and OS. Keep in mind you can only use up to two IDE drives, any more and you will need a PCI-IDE controller card.

I also recommend you upgrade your PSU to a more recent model. Older PSUs can be unreliable and can fail at any moment. No-name and low quality models can destroy your PC when they fail so its better to invest in a quality brand like Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec to name a few.

There is a 620W and a 520W Seasonic PSU combo with your case.
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November 9, 2010 3:40:27 AM

The i5-760 is a better gaming chip but the AMD 1090T is the better chip for productivity.

Both are compatible with the rest of your PC.

I would go with the i5 bundle. At least that one gives you a decent motherboard with usb3 and sata3 for futureproofing.
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November 9, 2010 1:58:59 PM

Ok thanks
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November 9, 2010 1:59:19 PM

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