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Motherboard Processor Chip HELP Needed!!

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November 6, 2010 1:26:10 PM

Hi All
I need help choosing a processor chip and mother board which will suit my system.
I've started to upgrade my Dell Dimenion 9150 as its getting a bit dated,the main reason is for gaming ie WoW plus a few FPSs.
I've added new DDR 2 ram so i have 3gb also a xfx ati hd5550 and in the process of getting a new psu 600w
I have around £165 give or take a few quid to spend.
I would like to upgrade to AMD plus X2,X3 core and with the m/board to keep it DDR2 so i can reuse my Ram and any other features which would match in with my gfx card would be a plus.
Prosser and motherboard is where im stuck, im not sure of the difference between. The AMD Phenom X3 ,x4 and the AMD Athlon x3 or quad i can't tell whats best for my system if either??
I would be very greatful for any ideas or suggestions
These r a few offer budles I've looked at .
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-amd-m2n68-630a-atx-m...
OR
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-amd-m2n68-630a-atx-m...
And Last this one
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/asus-amd-m4a88t-m-880g-sb...


Dell Dimention 9150 link
http://support.dell.com/support/ed [...] /specs.htm


This is my PC Spec now
Items added to PC
And stats stright from my PC
xfx ati hd5550 1gig
plus i've up the ram to 3gig DDR2

stats
processers
Intel r Pentium (R) D CPU 280GHz
Intel r Pentium (R) D CPU 280GHz
More details about my computer


Component Details Subscore Base score
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz 4.7 4.7
Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.3
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series 5.9
Gaming graphics 2302 MB Total available graphics memory 5.4
Primary hard disk 40GB Free (144GB Total) 5.3
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate

System
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Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model Dell DXP051
Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 144 GB
Disk partition (C 40 GB Free (144 GB Total)
Media drive (D CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
Total available graphics memory 2302 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1278 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.782.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1280x1024
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter


Thanks Shaun

November 7, 2010 11:12:10 AM

Thanks for the reply
It is a bit over my budget at the min but if i got it anyway it would all be compatible with my Dell fitting connection and so on?
Also i have 28days return 4 store credit with my gfxs card wot would u suggest i thought the 5750?
cant go over £120
!