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Old 01-07-2009, 04:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone I'm new and would appreciate it if any of you can help me with a few questions.

I'm currently using a HP Compaq dc5000 Small Form Factor PC, yea I know old lol but I'm tired of this antique and want to upgrade to something little better. So I would like to know if I can buy a new "cheap" motherboard and graphics card can I use parts in this computer to put in the new one? I know i can put the hard drive, dvd drive etc. but what about the processor and things like that because I have never built a computer before and need some help. I have 759 ram but its ddr so I will need a motherboard that supports it or it will go to waste.

I have a $300.00 budget to work with, Thanks
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woot I am under $300 what do I win?
dvd drive, and hard drive...

also case + psu combo u picked is very crappy
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I don't know the dimensions of your case, I can't say that everything will fit

and as stalin pointed out, power supply is crappy.
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and as stalin pointed out, power supply is crappy.
ok so are there any cases around that price of the case you suggested that isn't crappy?
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I still believe that my build is superior, considering that you get over $50 of rebates as well which would bring it to around $300. I know your about to say dont depend on rebates but still. If i swapped the video card for the one you stated then surely it would be under $300.
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ok so are there any cases around that price of the case you suggested that isn't crappy?
the one zedman suggested:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-330-KKR1 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply - Computer Cases

is decent, it comes with a nice cm psu also.
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Like Stalin stated, go for zedmans case, and fatclowns build.
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