i've currently got a g31m-s2l board
on it, 9400gt 1gb, ddr2 800mhz 4gb ram, e7400 core 2 duo 2.8ghz, 250gb + 160gb sata hdd, 20x & 24x dvd-rw drives
its supplied with a 450W PSU
im going to get a new board, along with 4gb ddr3 1333mhz ram
my question is, is the change possible? any possible impact on the gcard or processor?
will i need a new PSU? will it be a healthy pc?
also im getting a 1tb hard drive in place of the 160gb one (7200rpm all) so is a new PSU recommended?
If you're getting a current gen board with DDR3 memory you'll need a new CPU. You might need a new PSU depending on what board you get and what PSU you have. And seeing as you have the 9400GT, if you want to game I'd get a new GPU for sure.
Well actually thats the catch, even I don't know.
All i know is its ASUS/GIGABYTE.
I think a specific type of socket is used in current gen boards. A heads up on a recommended processor would do as am going to purchase 6670 in the near future.
There isn't really a cheap way to do this. If you buy a new motherboard, you'll need new ram and CPU. There isn't any way around this. If you buy an 1156 socket board, you'll need to also buy DDR3 ram and a new CPU. Same if you buy an AM3 socket board as well. If the budget doesn't allow for this, you'll need to keep saving until you find a way to do it.