Ok guys after much thinking I have decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to PCI-e, cue applause .....
Well I have a low budget and if I’m going to upgrade to a PCI-e mobo it makes sense also to upgrade to a newer chipset. Therefore I have settled on this mobo:
As it a 775 socket I need now to buy another processor, so it’s dual core all the way:
And as its DDR2 I need to buy some more memory (you see the trouble PCI-e brings lol), so:
However my budget is completely shot with this set up, so I will have to use the following components from the old PC
350 Watt PSU
250 GB IDE HDD
DVD rw IDE
Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 PCI
Now I have a few concerns:
1. Does the mobo support an IDE HDD and IDE DVD rewriter?
2. Will the 350 Watt PSU support this set up?
3. Will the crap graphics card, which I don’t have the money to upgrade until likely after Christmas, create a massive bottleneck within the system making the upgrades pointless? Will I not see a massive performance increase due to the graphics card, or will it be only be noticeable when playing newer games?
4. Are there any other problems with this set up, as I don’t want to buy all the components only to find they don’t fit together
Any recommendations, changes you would make, any help is appreciated
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