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Old 11-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Default Want to use older parts for newer pc

So I own an hp pavilion elite
its got an
intel core i5 650
an msi 2a9c motherboard
8gb of ddr3 mem
and an ati radeon hd 5450 card.

What i want to do is keep my motherboard and case
I want to replace my CPU my graphics and my power supply (if needed, i honestly dont know what my power supply is at the moment)
my budget is preferably under 350 dollars (i realize this may not be possible, if it isnt then try and suggest items that are near this price range.)

i dont want to have to replace my motherboard because i dont want to deal with replacing it lol, so out of pure laziness im just going to upgrade 2 or 3 things.

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You will need to stick with a Socket 1156 CPU (ie, 1st Gen Core i_). A Core i7 860 or 870 would probably do. You'll probably have to track down a used one, since they are discontinued.

For the Video card, a GTX560Ti is good value, and for the PSU, the OCZ ZS series 650W should do fine.
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You will need to stick with a Socket 1156 CPU (ie, 1st Gen Core i_). A Core i7 860 or 870 would probably do. You'll probably have to track down a used one, since they are discontinued.

For the Video card, a GTX560Ti is good value, and for the PSU, the OCZ ZS series 650W should do fine.
thank you alot

will this work?
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It does use the correct socket, and most Socket 1156 boards will support it, but some brand name PCs (like HP, Dell, Acer, Etc) can be more picky with what CPUs they support, which is why they should never be purchased if you intend on upgrading the CPU later. What model is your PC?
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It does use the correct socket, and most Socket 1156 boards will support it, but some brand name PCs (like HP, Dell, Acer, Etc) can be more picky with what CPUs they support, which is why they should never be purchased if you intend on upgrading the CPU later. What model is your PC?
hp pavilion elite
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What Model Number? The Pavilion Elite is just a series.
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What Model Number? The Pavilion Elite is just a series.
HP Pavilion elite hpe-477 c-b in the 000 series
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According to the upgrade information on HP's website, that PC will support the i7 860, so if you can track one down, then go for it.
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According to the upgrade information on HP's website, that PC will support the i7 860, so if you can track one down, then go for it.
cool thank you man! ill start looking for one

will this work with my motherboard?
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No, It won't. That CPU is socket 1155. Your motherboard is Socket 1156. Newegg don't have any new CPUs you can upgrade your PC with. You will have to find a used one (like on eBay).
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