I have a Dell Dimension 9150. I want to upgrade the CPU as the Pentium D that it came with runs to hot and is too slow. I know that because it is a Dell the motherboard is not upgradable. I want to put it in a new case with a new CPU and motherboard. I also want to keep my old hardware in my new system. I currently have 3gb of DDR2 533mhz RAM and an Nvidia GeForce 9600gt graphics card. The rest of my system is stock. I use my system mostly for multimedia and some gaming.
Which Motherboard and CPU should I get? Also do I need a new PSU as mine is only 375 watt?
Keep in mind that the motherboard only has 1 IDE connector for a total of 2 devices. You could get a new SATA HD if you drop down to a dual core CPU. With this CPU, motherboard, and HD the total is just over your budget at $503.89.