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Old 06-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there guys. I've been wanting to get a new desktop for some time now. I don't use it much, but mine is a HP Pavilion a535w. Made in 2004 and running on XP Home Edition. It's hard drive is nearly full at a whopping 75GB and the processor and everything else is outdated and old. We need to either buy a new one or upgrade this one soon because my parents need a better computer to do their stuff and I want to have a secondary computer I can do a little light gaming on from time to time. I looked into it, and replacing nearly all of the internal parts is cheaper than buying a new one that would be just as good. So I want to buy all new parts and just install them in the same case. Here's the parts:

Processor: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz Quad-Core, Socket AM3+
Motherboard: Biostar A880 GZ AM3+ 880G SATA 6GB/s, HDMI, Micro ATX
Graphics: MSI R6570 - MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570, 2GB
HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX, 300GB, 10000rpm, 3.5"
RAM: SPECTEK 8GB 240-pin DDR3 RAM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So is that all I will need to upgrade? Do I need to buy a new case fan or CPU fan? Heat sync? Case? Change any parts due to incompatibility? Let me know ASAP. I can give links to each item as needed. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey there guys. I've been wanting to get a new desktop for some time now. I don't use it much, but mine is a HP Pavilion a535w. Made in 2004 and running on XP Home Edition. It's hard drive is nearly full at a whopping 75GB and the processor and everything else is outdated and old. We need to either buy a new one or upgrade this one soon because my parents need a better computer to do their stuff and I want to have a secondary computer I can do a little light gaming on from time to time. I looked into it, and replacing nearly all of the internal parts is cheaper than buying a new one that would be just as good. So I want to buy all new parts and just install them in the same case. Here's the parts:

Processor: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz Quad-Core, Socket AM3+
Motherboard: Biostar A880 GZ AM3+ 880G SATA 6GB/s, HDMI, Micro ATX
Graphics: MSI R6570 - MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570, 2GB
HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLHX, 300GB, 10000rpm, 3.5"
RAM: SPECTEK 8GB 240-pin DDR3 RAM
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

So is that all I will need to upgrade? Do I need to buy a new case fan or CPU fan? Heat sync? Case? Change any parts due to incompatibility? Let me know ASAP. I can give links to each item as needed. Thanks for the help guys.
In all honestly just buy a case, you can pick a micro atx for like 50 buxs. Which I think you will be much happier than using your old case. Make sure that your power supply meets the requirments for that video card you choose. I couldn't find what the watt's was on your hp.
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You definately need to find out how big the psu is. Its probably 250W and getting tired.

You also do NOT want that velocirapter hd. Just get a dedcent size Mid range one like a WD Blue.

tHE CPU WILL COME WITH A HSF... oops
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