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This is going in my "sig rig" until I get around to building something better ... aka ... can bring myself to sink $600 into a computer.

Important Info:
  • I have a 250w power supply - if you think I should upgrade, help me get a good one (cheap too)
  • I want something that is MORE powerful than the CPU so when I upgrade it's still good
  • I run Linux every once in a while, so needs to be able to run 1280x1024 in Linux
  • Games: Call of Duty 4, BC2 (eventually), GTA4
  • I have mATX case (4 expansion slots) and it needs to fit in that

What do you folks think?

Oh and I think calling it videoboard is funny so that's what it is
Edited by IBuyJunk - 6/11/10 at 6:16am
    
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is it a OEM dell motherboard? if so your most likely going to want a better board as well as a new cpu. also 250 watts is quite low and if your useing a mATX dell case you might have limited options with mounting a new board etc due to different sized/positioned screw holes ETC ( thats just a thought).

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The motherboard is standard mATX form factor, a PCI-E video card should mount in no problems. There are other people running regular video cards in this machine no problem.

Power supply Im open too also, I will need one for when I build a computer
Edited by IBuyJunk - 6/11/10 at 7:14am
    
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