I built a gaming computer in 2008 which has been crashing regularly lately, leading me to believe my CPU or GPU have finally given in to heat. However, since most of my hardware is no longer in production, it seems smarter to upgrade most of my hardware to modern products than to keep installing hardware thats 3-4 years old. The problem is that im not sure whether my new hardware will be completely compatible with the old parts I still want to use.
I'd appretiate it if anyone could look over my hardware and make sure its compatible, as well as any improvements you might suggest for my build.
Approximate Purchase Date: (1-2 weeks)
Budget Range: (e.g.: 500-700) After Rebates
System Usage: gaming (BF3, Skyrim, ect.), watching movies, using internet
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor*, speakers, HDD*, PSU*, optical drive*, case*
* Included in list of parts bellow, to ensure of compatibility
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: maybe in the future
SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: I currently have Windows XP 32-bit on my computer. I've heard this OS can cause bottlenecking, so I'm adding Windows 7 64-bit to my list of parts. Please let me know if such an upgrade is necessary.