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Old 01-21-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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I am planing on building a computer and was wondering if I can buy a motherboard, cpu and memory and use the rest from my old computer and can I use the old hard drive with windows xp already installed or will I have to buy a new copy of windows? Thanks Shaun
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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yea, you should be able to do that. there might be a problem with your videocard. just post your specs, and give links to the upgrades please. and well try to help you out.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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Ok the cpu is the e6600 and Mb is http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813130055
Memory I'm not sure what to get although I would like to get as little as possible right now until there's more money to spend. So any suggestions? Also I need suggestions on a video card thats not too expensive. I dont do too much gaming so I'll mostly use the computer for making dvd's and internet and some occasional counter strike/ Half life. and feel free to tell me if thats not the best MB for the price. O and the old computer is a sony vaio 1.7 P4 80 gb 512mb radeon agp video card dvd/cd burner so I was hoping I could use the hd and cd drives until I was able to buy new
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You will probably have to reinstall the OS once you make your new build, either that or you might need to activate it again.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:20 PM   #5
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I have all the system recovery cd's that came with the sony if that helps?
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They might work, but they will more than likely be configured for the sony, so you may run into problems. If it was me personally, i would get hold of a standard XP disc.
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so what about the hardware? Does anyone have any suggestions
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512 MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231103

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1Gig

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231102


Video card for your games

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814153030
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