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Old 01-27-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Advice on upgrading an old computer

I am going to basically buy some new stuff (look down). I want to know how I should approach taking everything out of my Dell Dimension 2400, and then buying a new motherboard and building off of that.
This is what I was thinking of getting

For the motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/Foxconn-MB-A88GMV-Socket-880G-Motherboard/dp/B004INXLKQ/ref=lh_ni_t
For the Power Source - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1V58MNCZ94MH4
For the Processer - Amazon.com: 3.0GHz Intel Pentium D 925 Dual Core 800MHz 4MB LGA775 HH80553PG0804MN: Electronics (I might get a tri core or quad core, depending on how much money I raise)
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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You need to make sure the case is the same form factor, like ATX. I would go with a quad core because the odd cores are not very good. If you are a gamer you would not want on-board graphics but besides that your good.
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The motherboard is not compatible with the processor you picked up. At any rate, a Pentium D is pretty poor performing now a days.

I'm too busy to find you matching parts, but you can find kits that are guranteed to work together from here:
Newegg.com - DIY PC Combos, DIY Computer Bundles
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Adivce on Building a computer.

With that motherboard here are some processors you could use:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, CPUs / Processors, Processors - Desktops, Socket FM1, Llano
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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Would the motherboard that I listed earlier be compatible with a dell dimension 2400 if I bought new ram, a new processor, etc. ?
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Default Re: Adivce on Building a computer.

Sorry for the double post, but I updated the motherboard.
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Most of the time, aftermarket motherboards don't work in OEM cases. The problem lies in the front panel connectors. Most OEMs use proprietary connectors to connect the front panel to the motherboard. You wouldn't be able to connect the power switch or any of the LEDs.
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Default Re: Adivce on Building a computer.

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Most of the time, aftermarket motherboards don't work in OEM cases. The problem lies in the front panel connectors. Most OEMs use proprietary connectors to connect the front panel to the motherboard. You wouldn't be able to connect the power switch or any of the LEDs.
Precisely, even aftermarket power supplies are not compatible with oem cases

I think you should also invest in a case as well if you are going to be building your pc from The ground up
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