This is my current set-up and I'm looking to upgrade. I definitely need to get a new motherboard, case, and psu because of the fact that this is a DELL and 'proprietary.' To upgrade anything, I will need those three new items.
cpu- P4 2.5 (Socket 478)
CPU FSB- 133.31 MHz
memory- 512 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
video card- RADEON 9200 SERIES (128 MB) (AGP)
I currently plan on keeping:
IDE Hard drives (two 80 gig), but I would like SATA capability on new motherboard for future upgrading
I would like to aim for $300-$500 for this minor upgrade, with further upgrade possibilities in the future. This price is in addition to any money I can get for my Dell GX260 case, motherboard, and any of the parts I have not used for the upgrade (i.e. cpu chip, memory, video card).
I am considering switching to a motherboard with AMD.
I use the system for multitasking as well as gaming (Madden, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, etc.)
Thanks so much for any ideas!