Alright this is gonna take a little bit to type I think so please forgive me if it is really long.
The 2 weeks i have spent contemplating and researching upgrading my PC. I have a Presario SR5410F. Came with Pentium Dual Core E2160, Vista x32, 1Gb RAM.
I have upgraded my RAM to 4G(2x2), installed Win7 x32 (not genuine), added a Radeon HD4350 card.
So thats what I have done so far. My plans next are to upgrade my mobo/cpu, which i have already ordered. I ordered a ASRock 770DE+ board, and a AMD Athlon II x3 450 CPU. Im hoping no one has figured out my mistake by now as I just feel like such a complete moron now. I bought a board to big for my system. I did not want to change cases and all that, but I also am impatient and do not want to pay return shipping and wait and extra week or so to get my 170$ back while in mean time i cannot afford to pay for a replacement order while waiting for my old funds to come back. Yes i would do fine with my system, but i have been waiting a long time and like I said I am impatient.
So my plan now is to buy a Case/PSU combo for my board a ATX Mid-Tower. My local PC store Milwaukee PC has them for about 60$ starting which isnt too bad cuz ive looked all over the web. So I think I am just going to go that route once the mobo/cpu gets here(should be here in a couple day).
I really just dont know how its going to work and what all i will need now to transfer everything over into a new case as i was fairly certain i could easily put a new mobo in my old case im not sure how much different or harder its going to be to start from scratch? I dont know if I will need any tools or any other accessories. not including fans.. I am gonna try to find a case with them in it or i will just pick them up myself. But I am just looking for advice with my current plan/goal.
Well thats it for now let me know if I forgot anything or if you need anymore info.
he said he would sell me the case and psu for about 60 bucks. is that a good one or no?
Also, when i install my motherboard and cpu in the new case, and then install my peripherals and go to boot up will i have any problems since this is a intel comp and im switching to AMD? Will i need to reinstal Windows and or wipe my hard drive again to start fresh?