New mother board in an old HP case

Hello,
Im looking to buy a new MOBO, a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. Can I squeeze that in a HP Pavilion a1130 case?
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  1. I'd have to see a picture of the case to know if it would fit or not.

    You'll most likely need a new PSU as well.
  2. right now you have a microATX board and will have to stick with that size since your case does not seem to be tall enough for more than 4 expansion slots.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1106017
  3. It definitely looks like you'll need mATX so that Z77 board won't work. Maybe try something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157294
  4. Yes I plan to buy a new PSU to support my Graphics card (Radeon HD7850), as well as a CPU and Ram to go along with the MOBO. Thanks for the tip guys, you think i can use the same hard drive and dvd drives that came with my old PC or do I have to buy new ones? Thanks again for help.
  5. if you are not going to overclock or get a "K" series cpu:
    GA-B75M-D3H $75.99
    same model but w/o HDMI
    GA-B75M-D3V $64.99
    also has just 2 DIMM slots for 16 gig of RAM instead of 4 for 32 gigs of RAM

    as long as you hard drive/DVD is SATA II it will work (which does look like it.)

    depending on the cpu of your choice you *could* get away with:
    CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 $44.99
    $24.99 after mail-in rebate card
    if you are getting an i5 and overclocking it maybe for a little room:
    Silverstone Strider Essential ST50F-ES 500W $57.24
    $47.24 After Mail In Rebate
    LEPA B550-SA 550W $59.99
    $49.99 after mail-in rebate card
  6. Cecena_5 said:
    Yes I plan to buy a new PSU to support my Graphics card (Radeon HD7850), as well as a CPU and Ram to go along with the MOBO. Thanks for the tip guys, you think i can use the same hard drive and dvd drives that came with my old PC or do I have to buy new ones? Thanks again for help.


    If you're gonna do that you might as well just buy a whole new case on top of that - you can get like a HAF 912 for $50. You can definitely reuse your old HDs, I'm not too sure about the optical drives if you can use those or not but new ones are only $17 - not that much of a drop in the bucket.
  7. Yes I do plan to overclocking it by getting the i5. So my build will be:
    1) ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
    2) LEPA B550-SA 550W PSU
    3) Intell Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge CPU
    4) 2 4gig DDR3 Ram
    5) And most possibly a HAF 912 Case.
    Ill be using the same hard drive and dvd drives
    This is my first time putting together a computer so is there anything else I need? Im trying to spend less than $1000. Thanks in advance!
  8. a windows DVD since the license you have now woun't carry over to the new motherboard.

    what about graphics? the intel HD 2000 is ok but a discrete card if you want to play WoW or D3 but not a worry for something like farmville.
  9. Haha, playing D3 without any lag is the reason why im upgrading (and also to update my comp since its very old). I have an HD Radeon 6850 which i forgot to add to the list. What do you mean by the Intel CPU being 'ok'. Is their better? I want this system to last me many years so im trying to get the best of stuff.
  10. actually HD 2000 sucks for games.

    to be sure, when you mentioned overclocking, you know that would be a i5-2500K right? and if so a aftermarket heatsink is better than the stock one from intel.
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $22.99 <--- ok
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99 <--- better

    but what case were you thinking of to make sure that it fits.
  11. Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.
    Out of curiosity since your more knowledgeable about this stuff, what kind of build would you have if you have a $1000 budget (excluding the graphics card and its cost)?
  12. Cecena_5 said:
    Yes I do plan to overclocking it by getting the i5. So my build will be:
    1) ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
    2) LEPA B550-SA 550W PSU
    3) Intell Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge CPU
    4) 2 4gig DDR3 Ram
    5) And most possibly a HAF 912 Case.
    Ill be using the same hard drive and dvd drives
    This is my first time putting together a computer so is there anything else I need? Im trying to spend less than $1000. Thanks in advance!


    Do not get that PSU, that will not be good. Read this about what happens when you use cheap PSUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html

    For that price, get a Corsair CX600 - it will be a far safer bet.
  13. Ok ill get the Corsair CX600 instead. Is their anything else you would change on the list or maybe an upgrade from an item I have all ready listed? I still have about $400 extra to spend. Thanks for your help guys.
  14. Cecena_5 said:
    Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.
    Out of curiosity since your more knowledgeable about this stuff, what kind of build would you have if you have a $1000 budget (excluding the graphics card and its cost)?

    SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W $89.99
    Intel Core i5 2500K $199.99
    Savings Code 57962-1015. SAVE $14.93 off our regular price of $214.92 if you buy today! Special price ends 07/11/2012. Limit 1 per customer
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Now: $134.99
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB $45.99
    Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 120GB SSD $94.99
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB $64.99
    Antec Eleven Hundred Performance Gaming Case $94.98
    Valid from Jul 09, 2012 to Jul 31, 2012.
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO $34.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $99.99

    $860.91 excluding keyboard, mouse and monitor.
  15. g-unit1111 said:
    Do not get that PSU, that will not be good. Read this about what happens when you use cheap PSUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html

    For that price, get a Corsair CX600 - it will be a far safer bet.

    are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?
  16. Quote:
    are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?


    Actually I wasn't.

    Cecena_5 said:
    Ok ill get the Corsair CX600 instead. Is their anything else you would change on the list or maybe an upgrade from an item I have all ready listed? I still have about $400 extra to spend. Thanks for your help guys.


    If you're getting a HAF 912 get the full ATX board. You should also invest in a good GPU like a Radeon 7850 / 7870 if you're doing any gaming at all.

    Quote:
    Oh I see, In that case I will buy the i5-2550K and a separate heatsink as you mentioned.


    Don't get the 2550K as you lose onboard video - it's helpful in diagnosing GPU problems. Stick with the 2500K.

    Try this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($20.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $942.87
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  17. g-unit1111 said:
    Quote:
    are you aware LEPA is enermax? a tier 1 manufacturer?

    Actually I wasn't.

    however upon checking myself, it is the B & P series; not the G series i recommended, those are CWT.
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page22979.htm
    thanks for saying something, i do need a little more cation from time to time.

    :love: ya G!
  18. Thanks for your help guys, I will invest in a Full ATX case and grab items from both of your lists that will create a good computer within my budget. Cheers and have a good day.
  19. glad to help and take care.
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