DFI Lanparty mobo compatability help

By Dorjan
Aug 3, 2005
  1. Forgive me, but I am rather new to building computers. My computer that I use now is out of date, with a bad mobo and processor, but I have a great hard drive and video card. As such, I am replacing my mobo, processor, and upgrading my RAM. However, I have no idea if what I'm planning is compatable.

    These are the pages, and yes, I know that a lan party is not a begginer board, but I'm having my brother install it all, but he is unavailable atm.

    MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136145#DetailSpecs
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820144151
    Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116183

    I realize that this is probably very, shall we say "Noobish", to post, but I don't want to waste my money on things that don't work. Thank you for any and all help.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i need to know what exact video card and harddrive you already have. you could probably do yourself a big favor by choosing an amd athlon64 system, as said platform can be had for less expense and has numerous advantages over the p4 5xx series. choosing an upgrade depends largeley on your anticipated uses for the machine - what are they?
  3. Dorjan

    Dorjan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My main use would be gaming. I intend to purchase World of Warcraft, and have been playing Guild Wars and Warcraft III for a while now, but everything freezes on my current system. I finally ground out the reason to motherboard/processer/videocard incompatability, so I figure I may as well get up to date on everything. So yes, gaming, and my video card: ATI Radeon 9250; 64bit 128MB DDR. I unfortunately lost all my hard copies of information for my hard drive, so if you could point the way for finding the information on my computer, that would be helpful(Windows XP).

    Tell you the truth, I have no idea what I'm doing; I just really want my computer to finally work without 'blowing up'(aka freezing, restarting, or misfiring without warning). I've heard that the LAN PARTY board is one of the best out at the moment, so I figured that would work, and I've been just trying to match up the pieces. If anyone has some better ideas, I'd love to use a system that works well, rather than experement.
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