Been having a lot of trouble with my HP Pavilion m8530f so I've decided to go ahead and build a new comp. However, I think the hard drive is still fine, with all my stuffs on it, and I added a 450W antec Power supply a year ago and geforce 9800GTX about 4 years ago. Im ditching the motherboard, case, and ram for sure, was wondering what parts you think I should keep. Also, I'm looking for a cheaper build(600-700$) that can run new games, not neccessarily high quality but smooth. I'm thinking of keeping the power supply, ram, and/or video card to save money but they could be the problem and arent that great..
Here's the problems if it helps: powers up but doesnt show anything on monitor, originally started when it went into sleep/hibernate mode then got stuck when restarting one day. then worked for a while if I left it unplugged for a while then tried starting it, but that doesnt work now.. I did get it to turn on completely yesterday, but the usb wireless mouse/keyboard wasnt working and neither was the keyboard I plugged in; it was getting internet through my wireless usb stick. tried to restart and it didnt work. The time it did work, it had been off for a couple days as well as the surge protector, turned on sp then comp and was kind of holding a sata card that my hard drive is plugged into. the light on the sata card stayed on/ flashed when it normaly just goes on for a couple seconds then goes off, and the comp booted. since then, sata card light only goes on for a couple secs and comp doesnt boot. However... if i remove the 4 pin 12v ATX power from beside the processor, the light on the sata card stays on (no boot, but i dont think proc is getting pwr like this)
Anyway, any advice is appreciated, or if you know what might be wrong that would help alot too!
thx alot, it uses sataII i just had to put it through a pci card with sata ports b/c video card blocked them on MB.. sry i think i explained that wrong. could I use this hard drive? or maybe as a backup drive?