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November 1, 2012 6:02:14 PM

So I'm planning to upgrade/build my computer

Current: Acer Aspire X1800 (stock) + HD5570

CPU - Intel i5-2500k - [...] o-3_70-GHz
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-P67-DS3-B3 e5400 - [...] id=3882#ov
RAM - Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Low Profile (2x4gb) - [...] 00c9b.html
GPU - Sapphire HD6850 1GB GDDR5 - [...] =497&lid=1
PSU - Seasonic X-560watts 80 Plus Gold - [...] 60-850.htm
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - [...] ct_id=2923
Gonna be putting all of these in Cooler Master HAF912

But problem is, I cant buy all of these in one go. I'm planning to buy the mobo first so
1. Can I put all the components of my stock X1800 to that mobo?
2. Do all of the components that I want to buy compatible?
3. If I add another HD6850, will 560watts psu be enough?

I'm new in this, sorry. Also, I'm on a tight budget, but please if you can make my build more solid please help.

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November 1, 2012 8:27:52 PM

1. Not sure what you mean - are you planning to reuse the case? If so post a picture of it.

2. Yes

3. You'll need a higher wattage PSU for that.
November 2, 2012 1:07:54 AM

3. Yeah, that PSU only has 2 PCI-E power connectors anyway. good PSU though. look for something 650W or above. Just to be safe.
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November 2, 2012 2:15:32 AM

Get 7850 or 7870 instead it is much better than 6850, and possibly 3570k instead of 2500k. I don't know if these would push you out of your budget though. This is my opinion I am no expert.
November 2, 2012 3:27:56 AM

@g-unit Sorry for the confusing question. What I plan to do first is to buy the mobo, case and ram. Is it okay to put the old components (pentium r e5400 proc, hard drives, dvd, etc.) to the new mobo?

@Augray So the 660w version of it good?

@combine Unfortunately yes, it will be out of my budget so I guess I'll be sticking with it

Thanks for the replies guys!
November 2, 2012 4:48:05 AM

Hmm if you could post budget might help guys on forum find what you need.
November 2, 2012 11:31:35 PM

yes, the 660W version will be just fine.

you won't be able to use your E5400 processor, it uses a different CPU socket. You might be able to reuse your old hard drives and optical drive, it depends on the connectors they use. if IDE, then no, if SATA, yes.