Here is what I have to work with... the first 8 pictures are of the tower and the last is a picture of the existing motherboard (which is going to go):
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Edited by StonongtonQB, 14 March 2010 - 08:33 AM.
are you all clueless about this?
Yes there are. Generally what works best for me to help you is if you give me a budget on what you plan to spend on the entire build. From there I can make suggestions for the best bang for your buck and see what we can put together for your build within your budget. Once I know that, I can put together a "mock" build for you.
There are so many different motherboards out there that I don't know what to choose!
Should I get something with PCI and PCI express slots?
I wouldn't suggest that AT ALL. OEM power supplies that come with systems like Dells, HPs, and Gateway's are just barely powerful enough to power the current system. If you go with newer more power consuming technology, the existing power supply just won't handle it. It may start up, but you risk blowing every single new component up in the system if it fails and goes "pop".
And can I use my existing power supply?
Edited by StonongtonQB, 17 March 2010 - 06:19 PM.
HDMI 1 x HDMI
DisplayPort 1 x DisplayPort
DVI 2 x DVI
Edited by Ferrari, 17 March 2010 - 06:42 PM.
Not really. This is a hard question to answer. Things that decide how expensive a motherboard are more on the northbridge, southbridge, how many SATA ports, what kind of PCI-E slot, but not really whether or not it comes with onboard video. Generally speaking, the more expensive boards come WITHOUT onboard most of the time.
the motherboard you mentioned has integrated video and sound. would it be cheaper to find one without integrated video?
Edited by Ferrari, 17 March 2010 - 10:00 PM.
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