I'm on an extremely tight budget. I purchased an MSI 775 Nforce motherboard and a APEX Vortex 3620 SGCC . I currently have a dell xps 700 with a Pentium D 940 that i will be parting out. Hoping to keep the Power supply, hard drives etc.
I also have an ATI 4890 graphics card.
Im wondering if the E7500 chip would be an improvement over what i have and if overclocked will have enough power to play left 4 dead 2 with a decent FPS (over 60)?
I currently have a dell xps 700 Hoping to keep the Power supply
The psu in the XPS700 is slightly non standard, instead of having a 4 or 8 pin cpu power connector it has a 20 pin, if your handy enough you can modify it so that it will work for your board.
You would need one of these 4 pin connector
and 1 of these ATX pins