I'm upgrading an old Dell desktop for a person who's really only going to use the box to do AOL-based email and some web surfing. This is a budget upgrade. I'm going to put XP Pro on it.
It's got a 200W PS in it, which I'd like to keep.
My current build plan, all from NewEgg, is as follows:
o AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
o Foxconn M61PMP-K AM3 NVIDIA MCP61P Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
o Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model
o Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive (open box)
Anyone see anything that's going to cause a problem here? Will that 200W PS be enough?
Also, the current MB is a standard Micro ATX 9.6x9.6, while the Foxconn is 9.6x8.2. Can I assume the mounting holes are standardized from the back edge and will still line up even though it's not quite as wide?
Thanks for pointing this out. The old system is a Dell Dimension 2350 and based on a comparison of ATX vs. BTX pics and the specs from the Dell website, I'm 99% sure this is an micro ATX. However, during my reading to determine this, it became pretty clear that one is better off also replacing the PSU when putting in a new mobo. I also pulled the specific specs based on the asset tag. It's over 10 years old and doesn't even have a DVD drive in it. As a result, I think I'm going to recommend a new build, which I'll post in a separate message.