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Old 06-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to switch out the motherboard and chip from my HP a1250n for something newer without breaking the bank.
I was looking at using this:

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

I'm open to suggestions and comments. Any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637i33220 - Newegg.com
Newegg.com - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M1600HC9DC-D - Newegg.com

More RAM, better processor, and an mATX board that will actually fit in your case. Only 20 bucks more.

Another thing to consider, your PSU. If you have a GPU you will most likely need to upgrade your PSU as well.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you!

I have a 480 watt PSU now (and an eVGA 7800gt).
I need to buy a new OS as well. Will it overwrite XP automatically? or do I have to wipe the hard drive first?
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When you boot to the Windows disc one of the screens will allow you to delete the partitions and create a new one which will make a hidden system partition for Windows. You will need to back your info up before doing this.

Is it the stock HP, or one you put in?

BTW, I recommend Windows 7 64bit over 8.
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I replaced the stock PSU with an Antec 2.0 when I added the GPU. Its all old but it still works, for now.

Thank you very much for all the help and info.
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Should still work pretty good depending on what you may upgrade to later on GPU wise.
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Thank you!
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