[Help] Building a new computer from stock

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by aznchris, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. aznchris

    aznchris New Member

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    I want to upgrade my old HP Pavillion p6751c-b into a new computer. I was wondering if there are any motherboards that would fit with all of the old parts including the case.

    At the moment the parts are all stock and as follows:
    PSU: Lite-On 250W
    GPU: Integrated Radeon HD 4200
    CPU: AMD Phenom II 830
    Memory: 6GB DDR3
    Motherboard: FOXCONN 2AB1
    Case: Stock HP Pavillion p6751c-b

    I want a build that looks like this
    CPU: AMD FX-8120
    Motherboard: ASUS M5A88-V EVO
    Case: Stock HP Pavillion p6751c-b

    Would the above build work using all of my old stock parts?
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. claptonman

    claptonman New Member

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    What are you using this computer for?

    According to this:

    http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bi...portFAQ&prodSeriesId=5035348&prodTypeId=12454

    Your motherboard is a micro ATX, so you'll need a motherboard like this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128529
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128458

    Something like that.

    Be aware that with a new motherboard, you also need a new copy of windows, so that's another $100.

    But really, you wouldn't see that much of a difference in anything, unless you're using programs that are heavily multi-threaded.
     
  3. byteninja2

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    FX is probobly a bad idea. But, a case that's good is only $50, so why not? Also, upgrade your power supply defiantly.
     
  4. aznchris

    aznchris New Member

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131758

    Would this be good? Or do you have a cheaper alternative? In a mobo, I'm also looking for 4×240pin DDR3 1333 memory slots that can go up to 16GB for future purposes.

    I use this computer for all sort of purposes. I code in VB.net :p, play a lot of video games low-high end games, video editting, multitasking, etc. Pretty much everything. I'm one of those noobie computer nerds :p

    How much watts should I get? I just want a minimum because I'm on a budget of around $300 (maybe a push to $350 or so if needed), but yeah a minimum would be nice.
     
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  6. aznchris

    aznchris New Member

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  7. byteninja2

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    Dude, $30 far a case. Plus, don't try gaming on it.
     
  8. aznchris

    aznchris New Member

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    Not going for a hardcore gaming status. I generally don't mind playing games on low graphics. I'm into computer's performance > over graphics and picture.
     
  9. byteninja2

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    Dude, $30 for a case. Plus, low? How bout ultra crazy low? Just pay $45 for a 2nd hand 8800gts.
     
  10. aznchris

    aznchris New Member

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    Lol. I play games fine to a playable extent without complaining. Now it'll only get better. I was planning to do upgrade in the future after this upgrade. Was planning to get a better GPU, then memory. Eventually it'll all become a 2nd computer. But At the moment I don't have the money to spend on those other things. I just want to upgrade my CPU at the moment and give my old mobo and CPU to my dad.
     

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