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Swapping mobo from Dell

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I have finally decided to attempt to upgrade my computer. I don't quite have the money to buy a case, so I'm just going to stay with my Dell microATX case (plus it will be funny when people are saying, "Dude, Dell sucks", then I pwn their computer). I'm going with a the biostar TForce6100, as I have heard it is the best mATX board there is. I'm hoping to pair it with a AMD64 3200+, but if I find a good deal in the next few days (this is where you guys become all generous and offer your 3700+ at an extremely discounted price
) then I'll go with something better.

So, finally to my question. Has anyone swapped a Dell mobo out and put another mobo in? I'm just afraid Dell managed to make their parts non-compatiable with other motherboards. I'm still using the original HD and DVD drive. I probably will have to upgrade my power supply eventually (will a 300W even power a 3200+?). Thanks for helping take the first step guys!! lol
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I was planning to do the same thing with my dell 5100. I cant afford a new case/cd drives/hd so i was planning on upgrading to an amd 3700 with new mobo and possibly more ram. I also want it to be a pretty good overclocker and im not sure how compadible everything is gonna be. I dont know what kind of mobo i'm gonna get so any suggestions would be helpful. im looking at something hopefully cheaper than $120-ish
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