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October 23, 2011 12:11:47 AM

So I want to make a major overhaul of my system. This all started with the acquiring of a new processor that I later found out was not in fact compatible with my motherboard. So I have decided to finish what I started and change everything necessary to make this processor work.

First let me point out that the original computer was a prebuilt HP a6130n. So any information I do not provide you can assume is the standard for this model.
Link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...

So, a few pieces that I am not flexible to change:

Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 955.
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series.
Link: http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/graphics/mobili...

Power Supply Unit: I'm afraid I don't know much details about this one except that it works with everything I have at the moment. If anyone can inform me as to how to find the info I will provide it.

After that anything goes. But here are the pieces I have selected that I believe work. This is where you guys come in, what works, what doesn't, are there better choices?

Motherboard: MSI 870S-G46 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Some comments:
I am very flexible on prices though cheaper is better obviously. Also I am not sure if I actually need to change the case or not so that's there as a better safe than sorry.

As I said before: am I missing anything important? Is anything I selected not compatible? I don't want to run into the same problem I just experienced. Do you guys have suggestions that might be better than the ones I selected?

Thank you for any and all assistance you can provide me.
-Munchkin9

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 23, 2011 12:28:55 AM

Changing your motherboard will probably require a 'clean' re-install of Windows, and the version that comes with your HP is locked to the supplied motherboard. You would need to purchase a new copy of windows to successfully upgrade your motherboard.
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October 23, 2011 2:02:46 PM

Aha thank you very much for that, I was not aware of that problem.
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October 23, 2011 2:57:59 PM

How much are you willing to spend?
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October 24, 2011 1:02:40 PM

I am fairly flexible on that subject. Technically my maximum is around $800 but I do really don't want to spend quite that much. As I said in the first post, cheaper the better. Why do you have something in mind?
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November 3, 2011 2:39:10 AM

Best answer selected by Munchkin9.
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