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switching out motherboard

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So my mobo is fried, or so I think, and I'm using that to justify buying a new one. Since I carry my computer around a lot, to school and to friends' houses, I want to go with something very small. Now I just want to know if these 2 parts will work together well. I mainly need to know if the PSU is good or not that comes with this case.

I run,

GeForce7900 GS
1gig ram (not sure of the speed atm)
Core 2 6600
320 hdd
22inch monitor

I'm running on a 500watt no name brand cpu now, and i dont see to have a problem. The thing is, I love the micro cases, but I'm worried that the powersupply wont be adequate. I don't play FPS at the highest quality, or barely at all. I dont OC, and I dont run SLI. I will eventually upgrade, but not for a long time, except maybe more RAM (because I'm broke). So will this unit work well? or is there something I should change while still keeping price low? I mostly use my computer for media purposes, pictures, movies, TV, things like that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Hi there,

The Apevia PSU in that case is poor quality, and may very well not last long at all. I strongly urge you to purchase a higher quality unit, such as this Corsair.

The motherboard you have selected is fine, but very basic, and only has two slots for RAM - just a note for you, as you intend to upgrade the RAM in the near future. Two slots will limit simple upgrades, meaning you may have to remove the current setup just to get the upgrade.


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