Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:31 PM
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To your questions above, it would be easier if we knew what Asus motherboard you had your eye on, then a suitable answer can be given.
The type of processor you'd need depends on what motherboard you plan on purchasing. In other words, not all processors will fit all motherboards, plus you have both AMD and Intel brand processors which use different form factors.
The same goes with video cards, there are currently several types of video cards out there, on-board (built into motherboard) PCI, PCI-E, PCI-EX16 and AGP
If your hard drive is SATA or SATA II there's a chance your hard drive will work with a newer motherboard, but make sure it supports SATA II if you don't want problems in the future with not getting the data flow speed the device is intended to give.
Make sure you consider the type of RAM you will need and that the motherboard supports it.
You really want to keep the thought in mind to purchase everything which supports the 64 Bit technology.
Windows 7 comes with a 64 Bit installation disk and Windows 8 definitely will be 64 bit technology, so its better to plan ahead and be ready, because I seriously do not think Windows 8 will work on older 32 bit only machines.
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