i have a dell inspiron 531 AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ @ 2.60 Ghz
4.00 gb ram, 32-bit windows vista home edition
I am currently running a geforce GTS 450 superclocked 1024 MB card. I want to upgrade my motherboard (AM2+) and processor and was wondering which motherboard/processor combo that costs under $150 would be best for me? I have a new case to put all my parts in except the old dell motherboard.
What is the best motherboard and processor for gaming that fits within this budget? pci express 2.0 slot preferred. . .
My original point is that your system won't even post with any other brand of motherboard besides dell. The dell board has a small bios file identifying it as a geniune dell board to microsoft. Oem systems get windows software cheaper if they load it at the factory and it can only be used on the original board. You'll have to format your hardrive regardless of what brand of board you get.