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Upgrading my horrible computer.


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http://www.compusa.c...dy=REVIEWS#tabs

That's what my motherboard looks like, can someone find me a board thats exactly like this? Because my case supports it it fits in my case, i don't think my dad will buy me a case. Something exactly like that but better quality and a better support socket. Am2+

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Ask for a MicroATX motherboard, as that it the form factor of the PCCHIPS mobo.
The one you were thinking about: http://www.newegg.ca.....s motherboard
Is an ATX board... and may not fit in your case.

This one I suggested: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16813131376
Will fit in your case, but has less features.

If you can pay for another case, that would be good. Then again, I don't know what PSU you have, and how big it is.

I would get an inexpensive case and and stable PSU for your computer...
This is a very good PSU: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139008
And a case: http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16811147095
This will allow you to use an ATX mobo and run it very well.
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Case : http://www.tigerdire.....u=TC3J-4030 P

Motherboard : http://www.tigerdire...dy=REVIEWS#tabs

The case includes a 450 watt supply and i think it's a very good deal, and the motherboard requires a 8 pin connecter 28x8 connecters i heard that from some peoples comments, will this fit in and will everything work properly?

And they say SLI for nvidia cards, i have a ati card, will it work out?

Edited by ZzDiety, 29 July 2009 - 06:31 AM.

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SLI is NVIDIA's multi-GPU technology... while CrossfireX is ATI's tech for multi-GPU usage. You can use your ATI card, but you won't be able to upgrade to CrossfireX.

The case includes a 450 watt supply

PSUs that come with cases can sometimes spell impending problems... call up Tigerdirect and ask them for the amperages, make, and model of the PSU included.
I would go with the Corsair one... http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139008
I know it has a 8 pin and 20+4 pin connector (all ATX PSUs should have those). It also has very high max amperages for a 400W PSU and delivers clean power.

So you are not going to get another CPU... you can stick with your old one for now and upgrade later down the road.
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SLI is NVIDIA's multi-GPU technology... while CrossfireX is ATI's tech for multi-GPU usage. You can use your ATI card, but you won't be able to upgrade to CrossfireX.

The case includes a 450 watt supply

PSUs that come with cases can sometimes spell impending problems... call up Tigerdirect and ask them for the amperages, make, and model of the PSU included.
I would go with the Corsair one... http://www.newegg.ca...N82E16817139008
I know it has a 8 pin and 20+4 pin connector (all ATX PSUs should have those). It also has very high max amperages for a 400W PSU and delivers clean power.

So you are not going to get another CPU... you can stick with your old one for now and upgrade later down the road.

Well we will see how it goes well, i'll just go to tigerdirect and let them install + pick my parts there, going to be much easier, i'll look out for a Crosair one, and make sure to get a good ATX case. Should be around 200 bucks including mother board powersupply and case.
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Looks like everything is good then!
Tell how the installation goes.
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