Dell Inspiron 530 Upgrade (Or new rig?) >>> ASUS P8Z68-V PRO


I want to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 530 -pure 530, not 530-a or b or anything else- by replacing it's present stock motherboard with an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO, and an Intel i5-2500k processor.

My Comp. specs (including motherboard type, but not its size) are as follows:

Dell Inspiron 530---

Dell Inspiron E530 Motherboard RY007 (G33M02)
1.80 gigahertz Intel Core Duo
2048 Megabytes Usable RAM
Nvidia GT220
Windows 7 Ultimate

The rest- fan, mouse, keyboard, etc.- is stock. (Ouch...)

And here's the suggested new build:

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard
Intel i5-2500k
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB PC RAM
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti (AMP edition, if possible)
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO Cooler

Anything unlisted won't be altered. So, (a) are they compatible, and (b) build on present system or just build a new rig? Leaning for the latter - familly needs another desktop. Anyway, it seems rather pointless to upgrade.
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  1. Any advice is highly appreciated ( i.e. I have no idea).

    I tried to figure it out on this site{} and it came to 343w minimum, 393w recommended, and I think that's a LITTLE too much, Downgraded option High End Motherboard to Regular Motherboard, reduced by 30 watts each. I'm a physics student, but I got quite confused researching this.

    I'm guessing, the normal wattage of your country (240w for me) gets stepped up or down by the PSU in a computer, according to it's needs, by converting a Direct Current to an Alternating one, to get the circuit working. Purely guessing - feel free to correct this.

    BTW, could some1 recommend a good cabinet, on the basis of size, cooling ability, and looks? Thanks.
  2. Another Q (they never end!), plz recommend the prices of all these things!
  3. Okay, did more research. I'm guessing, to stay safe, I should get a PSU with a roof of 600w, maybe 700w, which is more then enough.

    And another Q.

    I'm using a standard 200GB hard drive, with a 500GB expansion for movies and games and the like. In the new rig, should I get a $100-$200 128Gb SSD, and use the same 500GB expansion? 200Gb is more then sufficent for what my parents need - a 50 GB partition for the OS, and around 150 GB for everything else, so around 30 and 140.

    That being said, my comp would work well with an SSD (say, OCZ Vertex 2 120GB)
    and my seagate 500 GB. All this being said, my system is looking quite good in my head.

    Anything missing?
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