Athlon X2 4600+
Gigabyte HD 4670 video card
2gb DDR2 Ram
Western Digital 80gb hard drive (upgrading this also)
300 watt psu
ASUS MOTHERBOARD currently in pc
Okay looking to upgrade my pc's cpu. My current cpu is Athlon X2 4600+, which is the most my current motherboard can handle. PC games are requiring X3 and quad core's now to run at highest levels. The above two items are just what was looking at. It doesn't have to be those two items, just what found in my price range. Looking to stay under $100.00. Raising two daughters, so money is tight.
Question is what's a good quality board for that price range. The amd Phenom shows a AM2+ socket. Is there other specs need to consider on my pc. Like my PSU wattage, since getting into a quad chip. Size of the motherboard to fit in pc, or most boards the same size.
If questions weren't obvious am a novice, I replaced single core cpu with the above dual cord cpu with no issues. But still a noob.