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Also to keep in mind with that plan is that you will have to buy a new OS most likely. The OEM OS is only good on one computer, once you change the board, Microsoft considers it a new computer and your OS will be locked.


For a media PC with the requirements, you might look at an All-in-Wonder card, inexpensive and will give you tuner ability and playback........unless you go water cooling though, don't know of any passive video card coolers.
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Just for a little clarification. The whole idea is to upgrade an exisiting Media PC. I have enough tuners, so I don't really need any of the all-in-one video cards. I thought that I might have been able to buy this Dell and strip it down for parts to be used for my upgrade. Here is how I calculated it. These are rough estimates

Dell PC w/monitor $800
Use CPU, Ram, and Vid Card
Brand new 20" Monitor
Mobo $150
Total: $950

Buying Parts
CPU $190
2GB Ram $200+
Video Card $125
Mobo $150
20" Monitor $350

Total: $1015

Going the Dell way I'll have spare parts to possibly swap over my old stuff and use the PC for something. Just buying the parts seperately, I would still have to buy other stuff to build up a spare PC which would end up being more.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gohandbz88
Just for a little clarification. The whole idea is to upgrade an exisiting Media PC. I have enough tuners, so I don't really need any of the all-in-one video cards. I thought that I might have been able to buy this Dell and strip it down for parts to be used for my upgrade. Here is how I calculated it. These are rough estimates

Dell PC w/monitor $800
Use CPU, Ram, and Vid Card
Brand new 20" Monitor
Mobo $150
Total: $950

Buying Parts
CPU $190
2GB Ram $200+
Video Card $125
Mobo $150
20" Monitor $350

Total: $1015

Going the Dell way I'll have spare parts to possibly swap over my old stuff and use the PC for something. Just buying the parts seperately, I would still have to buy other stuff to build up a spare PC which would end up being more.
So you dont want an overclocking PC then...

Dell = No OC
Self Build = OC

Seriousley the Dells hardware wont cut it if you want to overclock... The RAM will be generic the PSU wont have decent rails and well the cooling in a Dell case is not suited for overclocking.

There just generic cases with 1 80mm intake and 1 80mm exhaust...

We can give advice but since you seem to want to go the Dell way no matter whats been said then theres not much else we can say... Should we spend time to spec a rig designed for overclocking or should we say goodluck with your Dell.

Let us know
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So you dont want an overclocking PC then...

Dell = No OC
Self Build = OC

Seriousley the Dells hardware wont cut it if you want to overclock... The RAM will be generic the PSU wont have decent rails and well the cooling in a Dell case is not suited for overclocking.

There just generic cases with 1 80mm intake and 1 80mm exhaust...

We can give advice but since you seem to want to go the Dell way no matter whats been said then theres not much else we can say... Should we spend time to spec a rig designed for overclocking or should we say goodluck with your Dell.

What I want to know is that is it possible to use the parts from the Dell machine to have a decently overclocked system using a different motherboard? If you guys feel that its not possible or would end up costing more, can you help me spec out a rig for under $600 if possible? If not I'd be willing to get to $700.

Let us know
I was hoping to buy the Dell for the parts to overclock on an aftermarket motherboard. That is why I added the cost of motherboard to the Dell purchase on my calculation. All that you see on my list is all that I would need to purchase. I have a Thermaltake 500W PSU which I believe should be plenty to overclock the CPU.
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Quote:
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I was hoping to buy the Dell for the parts to overclock on an aftermarket motherboard. That is why I added the cost of motherboard to the Dell purchase on my calculation. All that you see on my list is all that I would need to purchase. I have a Thermaltake 500W PSU which I believe should be plenty to overclock the CPU.
I understood that but whats the point in upgrading the mobo in a Dell when your left with poor hardware... ie RAM and PSU.

You could by the best mobo and CPU but if you dont have a good PSU with decent rails or RAM with headroom to overclock then your not gonna get anywhere.

Your just have an expensive mobo and CPU with POS everything else...
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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK
I understood that but whats the point in upgrading the mobo in a Dell when your left with poor hardware... ie RAM and PSU.

You could by the best mobo and CPU but if you dont have a good PSU with decent rails or RAM with headroom to overclock then your not gonna get anywhere.

Your just have an expensive mobo and CPU with POS everything else...
What would you recommend for the following?
Cpu: C2D 6300 - $190.00
Mobo:
Ram:
Vid Card:

I have everything else per my spec at the bottom.

From what I'm reading, I'm better off just buying parts seperately and I do appreciate everyone's input.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gohandbz88
What would you recommend for the following?
Cpu: C2D 6300 - $190.00
Mobo:
Ram:
Vid Card:

I have everything else per my spec at the bottom.

From what I'm reading, I'm better off just buying parts seperately and I do appreciate everyone's input.
C2D E6300
Gigabyte S3 or DS3
Geil PC2-5400 DDRII (6400 would be better but due to budget)

GPU: Well if this is for just a multimedia PC rather than gaming a cheap ATi card with TV IN/OUT.

It may be possible to find a Barebones system that you could build upon... Better hardware than a Dell and most the time its just RAM and Video card you need to add aswell as an OS.
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Originally Posted by DeaDLocK
C2D E6300
Gigabyte S3 or DS3
Geil PC2-5400 DDRII (6400 would be better but due to budget)

GPU: Well if this is for just a multimedia PC rather than gaming a cheap ATi card with TV IN/OUT.

It may be possible to find a Barebones system that you could build upon... Better hardware than a Dell and most the time its just RAM and Video card you need to add aswell as an OS.
Thanks for the suggestions. Are there any good stores too look at for barebone systems?
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - Retail - $183

ASUS P5B - Retail - $146.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) - $245 after MIR

BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $259.99 after MIR (comes with a free keyboard too!! LOL

ASUS EAX1600XT SILENT/TVD/256M Radeon X1600XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $148.99 - Not in stock



TOTAL= $983.88



The memory will overclock to 800 speeds easy......the video card is great since it's the silent cooling as you requested but it's out of stock at Newegg right now, might be able to find elsewhere though. And I have had that same monitor for months now, it is awesome.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 - Retail - $183

ASUS P5B - Retail - $146.99

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) - $245 after MIR

BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $259.99 after MIR (comes with a free keyboard too!! LOL

ASUS EAX1600XT SILENT/TVD/256M Radeon X1600XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - $148.99 - Not in stock



TOTAL= $983.88



The memory will overclock to 800 speeds easy......the video card is great since it's the silent cooling as you requested but it's out of stock at Newegg right now, might be able to find elsewhere though. And I have had that same monitor for months now, it is awesome.
Thanks for the build up. I recently purchased the E6300 w/ECS P4M800-Pro combo over at Fry's Electronics for $180. There won't be any overclocking in the near future cause the mobo is just crap, but I can still use my DDR400 rams as well as my AGP video card. So for now I do have a C2D rig for under $200. Next year I will buy better components and then overclock this chip.
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