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Need help with Upgrading system

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April 13, 2009 12:17:59 PM

I was given a computer from a friend which is pretty old.
The motherboard is shot and uses the 939 socket. Since getting an old motherboard cost more then upgrading it, I was hoping to just upgrade it.
I've priced out some things and I'm hoping to just buy a motherboard and cpu and be done with it.

the problem is I'm not sure what my power supply can support and I'm not sure if I will want to have to spend more on a power supply.

Right now I was looking at the
Phenom 9600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and
GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo, but I'm not sure if my power supply can support it.
I'll be using the onboard video card and will not be adding another card.

The current power supply is a 350W Power Man.
Its has a 12v Rail of 18A
I have a SATA and PATA hard drives
the SATA is a 500GB and the PATA is a 250GB, I'll use whichever one needs less power.
Will that be enough to power the CPU, Motherboard, Hard Drive optical drive, and 1 80mm + 1 120mm fans?

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April 13, 2009 8:03:10 PM

1) you need ddr2 ram aswell.

2) for a decent build it will cost $340 ($210 CPU + Mobo, $90 PSU, $40 ram) $300 after rebate.

the $210 cpu+mobo would be a Phenom II 720 and a 790 chipset motherboard and the PSU would be a corsair 550VX
April 13, 2009 9:25:14 PM

I have ddr2 ram laying around.
I just need the PSU, I have everything else.
You don't have any recommendations for under $60?
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