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I have an extra PC I want to upgrade.

Currently: http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/pcperip...096664p,00.htm
Except it has 2 gigs of RAM, and the current motherboard doesn't have a PCI-E slot.

This is what I have so far:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811164114
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152019
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231108
(Shown in attached picture)

Can anyone get it cheaper?
All I mainly want is PCI-E support so I can throw my 7900gt. Everything else I can transfer over. I don't think the Dell case will fit a new ATX board, which is why I got the case as well. It's not my main PC so I don't really care how ugly it is. OC features aren't very important to me for this one.

Thanks.

Edited by hokage - 12/14/08 at 10:39pm
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1. The case is mATX, so it still won't fit.
2. Check your cooling options, if Dell used one of those stupid hood things you might want to invest in a new cooler.
3. That PSU is absolute garbage. Even if it will power a 7900GT, it will likely fry. Go with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256032, its a bit more, but its an absolute steal at that price!
    
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
1. The case is mATX, so it still won't fit.
2. Check your cooling options, if Dell used one of those stupid hood things you might want to invest in a new cooler.
3. That PSU is absolute garbage. Even if it will power a 7900GT, it will likely fry. Go with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256032, its a bit more, but its an absolute steal at that price!
Cool thanks for the advice. That PSU does look like a pretty nice deal, I'll go with that.

As far as the cooling goes, what do you mean by hood thing? Do you mean that vent thing that directs the airflow out the back of the case and takes up like 1/4 of the entire case?
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Yes that is what he means.
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