OK so I am considering building my system for college, and here's my question.
If I buy a beefed up processor and a nice motherboard, can I use hardware from my old system like the 80 GB HDD or my PC2700 RAM with it? What kind of compatability issues are there to consider (just the major ones) when using hardware from old systems and putting them into new ones?
And also, if I can transfer the harddrive, will I have to reinstall my OS or can I just update the BIOS and everything will run, in theory, smoothly?
So basically, I suppose I am asking if I can just change the mobo and the processor?