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Allright , anyone who looked at my last post would now my computer is crap, so i plan on doing a Make over for my computer.

Heres my dxdiag

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Time of this report: 3/21/2011, 06:25:53
Machine name: AUSTINPWN-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: KJ379AAR-ABA a6400f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 06/16/08 11:02:10 Ver: 5.25
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3062MB RAM
Page File: 3533MB used, 2801MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode
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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C2&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
Shared Memory: 286 MB
Current Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
Driver Version: 7.14.0010.1461 (English)
DDI Version: 9Ex
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/25/2008 20:44:28, 3301376 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6A82-11CF-3976-650AA3C2CA35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x29C2
SubSys ID: 0x2A6F103C
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C


And heres what i want to replace everything with:
For my GFX card, i plan on switching out my integrated one for a Powercolor Radeon 6850 PowerColor (AX6850 1GBD5-DH) HD 6850 1GB DDR5 ATI Radeon HD 6850 Chipset (775Mhz) 1GB (4000Mhz) DDR5 Triple Display Dual Dual-Link DVI/HDMI/2x Mini Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card | Canada Computers

Since my 200w psu cant do anything, i am switching it out for a 650w Cosair enthusiast psu
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 High Performance 650W Power Supply | Canada Computers

Since my CPU is comeplete garbage, i am going to replace it with a
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (125W) Quad Core Socket AM3, 3.2GHz, 8Mb Cache, 1800MHz HT, 45nm (HDZ955FBGMBOX)



Since i know my motherboard probbably wont support that cpu, i am going to replace it with a
BIOSTAR A880GU3 Socket AM3 AMD 880G / SB710 Chipset Dual Channel DDR3 800/1066/1333(supportted by CPU model)/1600(OC) MHz 8 Channel HD Audio 4x SATA2 3Gb/s 2x USB 2.0 Ports 2x USB 3.0 MicroATX


The thing i was wondering is
1. Will everything i chose work together?

2. Will I be able to play games near flawlessly?

3Would this all fit in a case that's about 14 3/4 inches long, 14 2/4 inches tall and , 6 2/4 thick?

Also, is $459.96 a good price for all this stuff?( not including taxes)

Also, if one 6850 isn't good enough , i might get another one to crossfire, but i dunno if the mobo is crossfireable, can anyone tell?

Might be a stupid question, but do mobo's come iwth their own fan?

Thanks for the help if help can be given
 

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Not a fan of Biostar, look for an ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard.

The components you've chosen are compatible together, but you'll need RAM for that motherboard, I'm pretty sure your current board runs DDR2 while your new one runs DDR3.

You won't need two 6850's, if you want more power, get a single more powerful card, not two lesser cards. Twice the price, twice the power, twice the heat, typically less than 1.5 x the performance.
 

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two things to consider,

will the new motherboard and cards fit in the hp case and if the operating system came with the hp computer, you will have to purchase a new copy if you replace the motherboard.
 

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what is the model of your HP system and we can try to verify if you can put a full sized ATX board in your existing case; otherwise you may have to incorporate a new case into your budget (not a deal killer but I hate surprises)
 

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I seriously doubt you can use an ATX Mobo in a OEM case. Providing the PC Model Number as linderman requested would tell us more.
 

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MM i dont have a camera with me so, i guesse i will just get a new case aswell,
would a Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Black ATX Mid Tower Case (RC-692-KKN2) | Canada Computers be okay? in specs it says supports m/b micro atx/ ATX and micro ITX or somthing like that, would that be okay for the mobo and the rest of the stuff? Also, for the new OS, does it matter if its windows 7, vista etc? and, does it matter if its 32 or 64 bit? whats the difference?
 

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your case choice is fine

doesnt matter which version of windows you choose

32 bit or 64bit very few users would ever see any diff between the two; 64bit was primarily a server OS but has somewhat spread to the desktop world; mainly because it has native support for more than 4 gigs of ram; although nobody except upper level photo shop or commercial video editing would actaully see the benefits of more than 4 gigs of ram.

enjoy; you have all your bases covered well!
 

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Good advice, as usual, by linderman. If you're purchasing a new OS and the price is the same, IMO you might as well get 64bit. I'd also advise you to lean toward Win 7 or XP, ie, don't get Vista. I don't think you'll easily find anything other than 7 these days anyways, but just in case...
 

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Allright, Thanks for all the help everyone, I greatly appreciate it, Hopeing to gather everything sometime next month, and when i do get everything, would this be the right section to ask how to put everything together?
 
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