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#1 chevymn34

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

I have ordered these parts for a build. Will they fit in my dell dimension E510 case and will they all work for playing World of Warcraft and surfing the internet?

NEW AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-core 250 3GHz Processor
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2gb) 800mhz DDR2 Desktop Memory Ram
NEW OCZ StealthXStream 500W ATX PSU Power Supply 80+Eff
BIOSTAR TForce TA790GX A3+ AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
POWERCOLOR AX4870 512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

I have a Dell case and a pioneer optical drive. I just want to know if this all will work and If I need to buy windows Vista or XP.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 11:10 PM

The Dell is a BTX case, the motherboard is ATX, so no. Optical drive should work. You will have to buy a new OS.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 04:06 PM

Few companies use BTX motherboards and you cannot find them at most online retailers. If you want to use that setup, you will need a new case. BTW, I suggest a Phenom II X2 550 over an Athlon II, the Phenom runs better.

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#4 chevymn34

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 04:08 PM

What is a good btx motherboard that would support my other parts?

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 04:18 PM

Few companies use BTX motherboards and you cannot find them at most online retailers. If you want to use that setup, you will need a new case. BTW, I suggest a Phenom II X2 550 over an Athlon II, the Phenom runs better.



Thanks for the information. I bid on a Phenom II X2 550

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 04:21 PM

BTX motherboards are rare and you would need to use the exact same model of motherboard that is in your current PC. This would make the upgrades you want pointless. It may be less expensive to simply buy a new PC case. Here are some suggestions for a new case.

Broadway Com Corp R-910 Black thick Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $79

NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 $89

CHIEFTEC BRAVO BA-01B-B-B $109

COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP $159

Edited by DJBPace07, 13 September 2009 - 04:21 PM.

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