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Old 08-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Upgrade??

I have an old Dell that is running out of disk space so I'm looking to upgrade just the tower. I use my computer for just basic things music and pictures kids papers. Don't play any games. Looking to spend around $500 so I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks
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Going the Amd route would best suite you then.

mobo Newegg.com - MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

cpu Newegg.com - AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3850WNGXBOX

psu Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

mem Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

are the hdd and dvd drives in your dell sata or ide (really wide grey ribbon type)
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You recommended an incompatible motherboard and CPU. That board is an AM3+ board and the CPU is socket FM1.

This board will work with the CPU.

Newegg.com - Foxconn A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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You recommended an incompatible motherboard and CPU. That board is an AM3+ board and the CPU is socket FM1.

This board will work with the CPU.

Newegg.com - Foxconn A75M FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Oops so i did, sorry bout that. lol heres an asus board too.

Newegg.com - ASUS F1A55-M/CSM FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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