I have an old Alienware (Area 51 2004 Model) that I would like to 'gut' and rebuild. I'm on a strict budget of $500 so instead of building from scratch, I'm going to use as many old components as possible.
I would like the system to be able to easily run the current and next gen MMOs and FPSs.
Due to budget, I'm going to go all out on the CPU/RAM/MOBO and go with an older GPU, so that I can just upgrade the GPU at a later date without having to revamp the system.
I need to make sure the new and old parts are all compatible with each other! So here is the build:
OLD PARTS: (I just read the labels, don't know exact names)
Case: Alienware Area 51 Blue Tower Case
Power Supply: Turbo-Cool 510 ATX Deluxe 650W Peak 510 Continuous
Optical Drives: Plextor Premium CD/RW | Plextor Premium DVD/R
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
HD: 70GB Raptor 10k RPM
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 | Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus Evo 785G | http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131398
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS3 | Newegg.com - OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOE1600LV4GK
GPU: XFX Radeon 5770 | Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Is everything compatible? I was worried about the old PS maybe not being compatible.