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Old 05-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hi,
I want to get a new motherboard with PCI-E x16 slots etc. and wanted to know whether my current motherboard (first link)/Computer (Second Link) will be able to take one of the motherboards I intend on purchasing (third and fourth links).
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No. OEM PC's (ie: Dell, HP, etc.) often use non standard MB sizes. That HP board is a u-ATX sized board. The two boards you have selected are much larger. Secondly, OEM PC's are notorious for having low quality and under powered power supplies.

I would recommend a new case (so that you can use standard ATX sized MB's) and a new quality power supply to go with your new MB (which you will need anyway to power a new video card).
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So can anybody point me in the right direction for a case etc.? I'm not very good with computers :-)
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well I would only suggest the gigabyte or corsair boards you have suggested but I would also say that will need a new cpu, psu and just about everything else so you will need to start from scratch. You would need an ATX case for that.
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NZXT makes some pretty good chassis. Go to newegg.com to check them out.

As for the board... I hate ASUS... didn't have much luck with them. Gigabyte is the way to go.

As for the PSU, 400 and up should work (it did for me and a build I made for a friend)

If you're not gonna do some high up gaming, I suggest integrated graphics (ATI Radeon 4200 and up... anything lower is no fun) this also means you don't need a high up expensive power supply, 400 should do it.

Hope this helps.
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NZXT makes some pretty good chassis. Go to newegg.com to check them out.

As for the board... I hate ASUS... didn't have much luck with them. Gigabyte is the way to go.

As for the PSU, 400 and up should work (it did for me and a build I made for a friend)

If you're not gonna do some high up gaming, I suggest integrated graphics (ATI Radeon 4200 and up... anything lower is no fun) this also means you don't need a high up expensive power supply, 400 should do it.

Hope this helps.

you shoudl alwats go for a 550w atleast for any PCI-E system these days.
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I'm still puzzled as to what you are all saying, could anybody suggest a video link which shows me everything I need to know in pretty standard form :P As you can tell not a tech expert :(
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Asus or Gigabyte for top quality Mobo and good support.
If you're going to add a graphics card you need a good quality 550W minimum Power supply.
CoolerMaster and Antec make some good quality economical cases. A Mid Tower will be good.

If you're going to do a new build just look over our suggested builds list. We select only top quality compatible components.
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Thanks, I've been doing a bit of digging and found this, is it any good for good gaming on high settings?
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https://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/pc/range/irush.html sorry forgot the link :P
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No mention of the Brand & Model of the Mobo and the PSU is poor quality. Pre-Builts commonly use lower quality hardware to increase profits.



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Oh well thanks for the help :P
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why not build your own? usually you can get the parts cheaper because they are not in a bundle, its fun to do and its an achievment.
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Hmm, can you list the parts I'd need then please. That link above wasn't very good for an Englishmen like myself :L
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what? you want me to list what you would need to build a PC?

a case
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and anything else that you may want to put in it.
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From Post #10 above> https://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ly-448272.html
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Thanks greenbrucelee and wrench97 I said it wasn't good because I'm english and a lot of those are American only so I wasn't sure what they were :P
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You use the same model numbers and look on Scan UK or Overcolckers UK.
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