hi, i am rebuilding an emachines w3107 pc with a core i7 930 or 860.i need some suggestions to really turn this thing into a monster.please no negative comments about it being a waste of time its my sleeper project im doing on the side.thanks in advance for any help you guys can give me.
I like to build systems that are out of the box.i want to install a window with 2 120mm fans in the side panel to keep that core i7 cool and maybe a ati4000 or 5000 series video card.just a project im playing with.i am pretty much gutting the emachines case and replacing with new high quality internals
The main problem you may run into is that I can't find any information on the motherboard form factor. Some OEM's use a non-standard size motherboard which means you can't replace it with a decent board. There also doesn't look like there's much room for a decent graphics card in the case. You can pretty much forget about the i7 930 since there are hardly any microATX X58 motherboards available (assuming a microATX board will even fit). I also don't know if they use a standard size power supply. You certainly don't want to use the POS that came with the eMachines system. Likely the only thing you MAY be able to use is the case, and even that may or may not work.
it does take a standard micro atx motherboard.asus and msi both make micro atx motherboards including the asus maximus ii gene.it can take a graphics card up to 9.5 inches long.i am looking at a 5850,4870,4670,or 5770.i have a standard 500 watt psu in it now and plan on upgrading to corsair or seasonic.i will be be replacing the dvdrw with two new standard dvd burners.most emachines,gateways,newer hp's take standard micro atx boards and accessories.i have done all the research with this case.just need suggestions on good parts to install to really turn this computer into a monster
What is your budget for the build? What will you be using the system for? Where do you plan on buying the components? What components do you need? Monitor, OS, etc...? Please give us all the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky so we can help you.