*im going to try for the nvidia video card 1st, if not then the 2nd*
1. will the system run (all parts fit)
2. will the psu run it?
3. do you think it will run battlefield 3?
4. how do i install them?
i know how to plug them in but i have hard drive with windows xp on it and I've heard you need windows 7 for this.
how would i do that?
my old mobo and cpu is fried.
do i install windows 7 to a flash drive? then how do i install off that?
also my old harddrive has some info on it. will it all get erased?
I cant figure out what your first gpu link is. but i got the rest and based on that.
its all compatible but getting a Llano with out a gpu defeats the only good thing about Llano cpus.
yes 400w is enough. probably 150W extra but that's a good thing.
it will play battlefield 3 but you wont like it with minimum settings you wont be at playable frame rates. and it will look like battlefield 1942. so really that's a no.
you need windows 7(or vista, bleh) for directX 10 and 11 games. some games still come with direct x 9 support but that's getting exponentially less common.
so grab your self a windows 7 64 bit oem disk (which is good for one motherboard, the rest of the parts you can upgrade, but its bound to the motherboard. which can be replaced with the same model.)
installing windows fresh will delete all data on your drive. but an upgrade wont. though i feel upgrades suck as they often have problems. best to back up your data on another drive or cd/dvds or whatever. then do a clean install.
as for the rest of your questions google will easily solve them.
i see videos that show how to install windows 7 from a flash drive but they do something on the computer 1st
my hard drive has xp currently so do you think it will start? also it has my old video card driver
which orver should i install?
install win 7 1st or uninstall and instal new video card driver?