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Upgrading Dell Mobo


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Heifsin85

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Ok, dell sucks, we all know that. they screw u and screw u and screw u. But im taking them down form the inside, the inside of my computer i mean. haha, ok enough with jokes. I upgraded my dell pretty muc hthe most it can w/o upgrading mobo and crap.
I put in a while back:
a 425 psu : http://www.pcpowerco....php?show=T425D
nvidia 6600gt 128 mb video card
gig o ram.

Ok, today i was looking at my case, and its pathetic, i mean, just sad. this ugly grey thing with spagetti sauce on it. So i plan to buy a tower and new mobo.

I have a dell 4550, specs are:
P4 2.66 ghz
6600gt 128mb video card
gig of ram (actaulyl two gigs, but dell mobo could only hold one)
200gig harddrive.
425 psu (20 pin)

Could someone help me out finding a mobo that i could tranfer all my crap onto? i plan on using the psu i bought, i know its dell, and dell makes there psu fitted differently from reguler ones, but psh, ill jsut drll soeme holes and make it fit, because im cool like that.

Any help is greatly appreciated. oh and money wise, lookng for a 100$ mobo, preffereaable one pci-e and one agp slot. 4 slots of ram.
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One problem is that Dell (and Compaq, but usually not H-P) don't use a standard ATX configuration mobo, look at the back and you will see what I mean, when you compare it with a regular board. You may be able to use the backplate in the new machine, hope so, but the power supply pinouts, and a few other niggling details, may also be different. You can move the power supply pins on the new PSU around, but be sure to mark it so that people won't use it unsuspectingly for something else.

BTW for anyone thinking of converting/upgrading a major brand pc, like the one your uncle is getting rid of, you're best off to stick with HP, they tend to use standard parts and layout and you can often download the manuals.
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