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Hi there,

i have a super old computer and thinking of upgrading it to a decent running machine, will be dismantling it myself and DIY upgrade.
I really hope you guys able to guide me as i have zero knowledge, if this success it would be a great experience for me.

Below are the current desktop specifications.

Model: Acer M1100, bought in 2006
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , Service Pack 1, 32 bit (previously Windows XP Home Edition Ver 2002 Service Pack 3)
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3500+ 2.20 GHz
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 7042 MB; D: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 23306 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , F690GVM ,

What I have in hand:

Power Supply: iCute Power Supply 500W & Bestec Power Supply 240W
RAM: Kingston 2gb DDR3
Graphics Card: ASUS EAH5670 1GB
DVD: Sony DVDRW 24x Sata
Hard Disk: WD 500GB HDD

So, with the above items what are the decent compatible motherboard and processor should i buy, any suggestion?

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Hi wanoobie and :)
I suggest that you read the tutorials by Troy and Artellos and Digerati respectively; http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ and http://www.geekstogo...rface-material/
If you can confirm that the computer @ http://reviews.cnet....g=mncolBtm;rnav is the same model as your own then a word of caution, as the case is the micro tower type your proposed video card and both power supply units may be too big, also where PSUs are concerned Bestec are the pits and iCute are unproven, personally I would not recommend using a PSU that is not on the Recommended or the Conditionally Recommended Power Supply Companies and Brands list @ http://www.10stripe....d/psu/brand.php
Before we make any suggestions on a MB and CPU can you let us know what your maximum budget is (US $ please) and the type of DDR3 Ram you have, DDR3 800/1066/1333 etc also consider adding another 2GB of Ram to your upgrade list.
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