Your present MB is the micro ATX form factor and you must keep this in mind unless you also intend to purchase a new case, your MB specs http://www.findlapto...80p-specs-dell/
Yes and no, yes if you go for a combo deal such as http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.989962 but no if you do not.
1) Do processors come with the motherboards or are they a seperate part?
No and yes, Windows is installed on the HDD not the MB but again you can choose a combo deal such as http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.836255 also if you have a full retail OS disk, a product key for the disk and the product key is not in use on another computer you can install the OS on a new build.
2) Is it possible to get a motherboard with Windows 7 already installed or included with it as I remember from another post I was told I would need to buy another copy of Windows?
Budget is not a concern. I will buy through multiple purchases if needed.
This depends on the quality of the case and the case fans, the heatsink depends on whether you also replace the MB and CPU.
3) If I replace the case do I have to replace anything else (fans, wires, heatsinks, ect) to ensure proper use?
Yes but as a precaution you should back up all important data on the HDD first.
4) Can I take out my old Harddrive and CD Drive to use in the new case? (if needed)
Please provide us with your maximum budget and a list of the hardware you wish to purchase.
I apologize I do not know how to reply with multiple quote as you have, I even pressed multiquote but it seems to do almost nothing except highlight itself.
Alright here goes.
I like that combo... will it fit in my case? I am willing to upgrade the case if needed.
I read a post I posted a while back and Digerati mentioned I would have to replace Windows if I replaced the MB... in this case if I do not have to replace Windows then I will not do so.
Since all I am replacing in this scenario is the MB, do I replace the case, or is nothing else is required?
All I am looking to replace honestly is the MB to help support more RAM and the processor. I would like the better processor and the better RAM options and I like that combo pack you found. The RAM I know how to upgrade using Crucial tool thanks to you! Another concern I have is, will my PSU power this board, the processors, RAM and the GFX card I have? Here the PSU link I have that you suggested for me to get http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020
Im looking mostly for a good gaming MB that will support higher RAM and a better processor. If this combo you suggested to me does ALL that and my PSU supports it all then I am good to go with that!
Edited by heartgrave, 29 July 2012 - 09:25 AM.