I want to build my first pc, I have an old pc that stopped working after a lightning strike that has been laying around for two or three years. I would like to use the case, dvd drive and perhaps the hard drive from it to save some cash, it is a compaq sr1630nx.
Since this will be my first build, I have a few questions;
What should I know about the fact that a lightning storm ruined this pc? Will the case be ok to use? Hard drive?
How do I know whether I should get a micro or regular atx board, I plan on using an fx 6100 or maybe a 4100, further, how do I know if the cables from the case will fit the motherboard, I am thinking of getting a cheap 880 board or possibly a 760. here's a pic of the cables;
How do I know if the hard drive will work? I have read that windows from one motherboard will not work on another
I am also intrested in overclocking for the first time, but i am not sure I should bother due toi turbo, a 6100 is 3.4 and turboes to 3.9, I want to OK with just the multiplier, does it make any sense to do so, say OK to a safe 4.2 or so?
P.S. here's a link to the motherboard from the old pc; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...roduct=1122478