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post #11 of 15
ok here is my opinion. i had the same dell like urs 2 years ago and now its in the garbage lol.
anyway. like other guy said. save ur money buy a mobo from someoner on the forum. and get a new case. believe me u dont wanan get stuck with Dell. Throw away dell mobo , case and PSU. the rest u can keep. thats what i did.
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I think you can format the drives
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post #13 of 15
Not sure if this helps, but I have a sony Vaio and I took it apart and I changed the mobo and powersupply. THe drives that came with the sony vaio were made by pioneer and it worked fine with my new mobo.
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Your much better off as stated buying a new mobo,PSU,and case, then upgrading everything else like you wanted. You posted an Intel motherboard, while these are great reliable mobo's, they do not allow overclocking. Take a look into asus and abit for a good board. then for a PSU, dependeant on how much you want to spend, the sunbeam nuuo 550watt is a great one! at only $85... And for a case, this is up to your personal preference... I prefer thermaltake cases over any, but thats just me.

Your going to want to upgrade then little video card aswell, a decent upgrade would be the 7600 or for $300, get the beasty 7900gt.I suggest getting some decent ddr500 ram too, and 2 gig of it.The hard drives that came with the dell should work with the new setup after you reformat them, so no need for new one(s)
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
Your much better off as stated buying a new mobo,PSU,and case, then upgrading everything else like you wanted. You posted an Intel motherboard, while these are great reliable mobo's, they do not allow overclocking. Take a look into asus and abit for a good board. then for a PSU, dependeant on how much you want to spend, the sunbeam nuuo 550watt is a great one! at only $85... And for a case, this is up to your personal preference... I prefer thermaltake cases over any, but thats just me.

Your going to want to upgrade then little video card aswell, a decent upgrade would be the 7600 or for $300, get the beasty 7900gt.I suggest getting some decent ddr500 ram too, and 2 gig of it.The hard drives that came with the dell should work with the new setup after you reformat them, so no need for new one(s)
Awesome. But I was looking at this the other day: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150130 If I get a new mobo, I will get an nVidia one, so will this be a good card? I can't afford $300 on just the graphics card. Or is ATI better? And for the HD, REFORMAT?? Last time I did that (I crashed some sys files when trying to mod them..) it took me 20 hours to reinstall everything. I have more than 200 programs. Aye, but if it'll work, I'll do it.

And I just realized that this vid card is SLi ready, so when I get some more $$, I will get another one and link them.

Another q: how much do you think I'll be able to overclock this http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=83263 if I get a new mobo?
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