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Old November 10, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Default Reusing old computer parts in new system.

I just finished installing all the parts for the new build. I'm in the process of installing software..

Do yous think there would be any benefit to installing any parts from my old system to my new one:

Old system:

Samsung DDR-SDRAM PC3200 (200MHZ) 512MB X2
Sound Blaster Live (probably 4 years old)
320 GB HD

Current system:
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM

Pioneer DVR-216DBK Black 20X SATA OEM DVDRW No Software

G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit

Corsair HX620W CMPSU-620HX ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E

Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 512MB 3.6GHZ DDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

nGear Flash Card Reader 3.5IN Internal USB Black CF/SD/MMC/MS/XD with Front SATA & USB

OCZ Vendetta 2 Triple Heatpipe CPU Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S939 S940 S754 120MM Fan 800-1500RPM 20-32DBA

NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case
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Old November 10, 2008, 09:30 AM
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Maybe the hard drive if you need the space... Nice looking build though!
SAGER 5165 - Matte Screen (1920x1080) - i7-2630QM - nVidia 555M - 8Gb DDR3 - 120Gb Corsair Force GT SSD - 500Gb Momentus XT - Intel® 6300
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:06 AM
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WHOAH that's creepy, almost the same build I have....aside from the hard drive, everything else is best left destined to the bottom of a box.
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:22 AM
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Not sure how good the on-board sound is with the P5Q pro but my guess would be that the 4 year old SB card probably wouldn't be noticeably better. Keep the HDD; you can always use extra storage. Definitely don't put the RAM in.
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Old November 10, 2008, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Evylldemon View Post
Definitely don't put the RAM in.
If you manage to fit that DDR1 ram into a DDR2 memory slot you have more serious problems going on.
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