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I have a computer I built about 5 years ago with some help from a friend. I have thought about getting a new motherboard, processor, memory, and video card. Is there any reason I need a new hard drive, case, and power source? It has a 320 GB SATA hard drive and a 520W power source.

How much should I be looking at spending for what I listed?
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I have a computer I built about 5 years ago with some help from a friend. I have thought about getting a new motherboard, processor, memory, and video card. Is there any reason I need a new hard drive, case, and power source? It has a 320 GB SATA hard drive and a 520W power source.

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u wont need a new hd but u may need a new ps depending on what u get, though alot of the new processors run on a very low voltage but if u like to play games the video card will def need more than 520 my whole system running runs about 650w
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I have a computer I built about 5 years ago with some help from a friend. I have thought about getting a new motherboard, processor, memory, and video card. Is there any reason I need a new hard drive, case, and power source? It has a 320 GB SATA hard drive and a 520W power source.

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u wont need a new hd but u may need a new ps depending on what u get, though alot of the new processors run on a very low voltage but if u like to play games the video card will def need more than 520 my whole system running runs about 650w
I agree with Sharks; depends on the rest of the parts you use in particular the video card. But if you are not into heavy game playing and want a good card that can handle 80% of the stuff out there you can probably use your current PS.
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Do you guys have any parts suggestions? Right now it has an AMD Athalon 64 3500+ processor on a Chaintech VNF4 Ultra motherboard with 1.25 GB of memory and an ATI Radeon X800 XL video card.
Which MB is that? All the ones I see with a search say "no stock". Also how are you going to do 1.25gigs of ram? I would suggest 2 or 4 gigs of ram, Windows seems to have a sweet spot for 4gigs for running most programs.
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Which MB is that? All the ones I see with a search say "no stock". Also how are you going to do 1.25gigs of ram? I would suggest 2 or 4 gigs of ram, Windows seems to have a sweet spot for 4gigs for running most programs.
It's old! That's which one it is. I built this thing 5 years ago. They probably don't even make them anymore. My Ram is 2 512s and 1 256. The 256 was a freebie, that's why it is there. If I do anything, I'm planning on upgrading the motherboard and everything that goes on it (processor, RAM, VC). I'd like to be able to keep as much of the other stuff as I can (case, power supply, disk drives, hard drive, ect). I'm actually looking at the same processor outlaw posted that he got.
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OK you were listing your current system. I thought you were asking for recommendations for those parts for a new system. I was thinking "he's not wanting to do much with the new system".

I did just see this combo deal at Newegg. I'm not 100% familiar with all of the parts but overall I think it might be a good deal. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.549053
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What do you think about this board? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131631
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Can someone explain what all the different types of RAM are? DDR3 1033, DDR3 1600, etc.

Also, what is the difference between PCI 2.0 and 2.1?
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Can someone explain what all the different types of RAM are? DDR3 1033, DDR3 1600, etc.

Also, what is the difference between PCI 2.0 and 2.1?
On the MB Asus has always made good boards and it looks that one some good options. Realize that board and many others only have 1 PS2 port for either a keyboard or mouse. The other will have to be USB or switch both over and forget PS2.

The numbers after the DDR3 is the speed of the memory. Similar to CPU speed. To me it matters more to Gamers then to 99% of the people out there. Normally I'll go for the middle speed that the MB will support.

PCIe: PCI-E 2.1 supports a large proportion of the management and support/troubleshooting systems that will be fully implemented in PCI-E 3.0, but it runs at a PCI 2.0 link speed. - So its a step in between 2.0 and 3.0 (which isn't out yet and I don't know when it will be).
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Thanks again, Rob. Now I just need to figure out what to do about a video card.
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Ok, anyone who knows about computers. Tell me what you think about these parts. Also, on that video card. It says minimum 450W system power requirement. Is that total system power requirement, which would mean my 520W power source will be ok, or does it need 450W just for the video card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-631-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Deneb%203.4GHz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-223-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-327-_-Product
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