i want to upgrade my computer, buying a new one is simple out of the question since i only have $170. i have found a video card and a power supply that has all the components for my motherboard and hdd etc.
I just need some advice on how this will work out.
2048MB RAM 4x 512MB
Intel P4 3.2Ghz cpu
DVD Drive -dont know much about dvd drives-
i have a pretty big stock heatsink for my cpu i was also wondering if it was possible to overclock the cpu for better gameplay since its only a single core processor.
I'm also looking into buying better thermal paste/greese for my Northbridge heatsink and CPU heatsink for better heat transfer. I dont have a fan for my heatsink either, im also looking into buying a 40mm case fan for that also.
I want a 5.1 sound card since im only using 2 speakers + sub for my system atm.
my screen resolution is 1280x1024 on a 19" screen i believe. non-widescreen.
I'm a light gamer right now, but once i get going on upgrades i want to buy more games.
I do understand the concept of having an old system and the risks of overheating/dying etc.
Thanks for reading, please reply. appreciate it very much
Stay clear of a DiabloTek PSU, they arent reliable and have been known to take stuff down when they go. Oklahoma Wolf at Jonnyguru nearly lost a Brand Power Meter to one. I would go for this instead, the corsair 430 CX will be more reliable and has more power available. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The EPS is an 8 pin connector for the CPU power, often it comes in a 4+4 setup so it works with older and newer boards, i cant tell from the pictures if the 430CX has a 4+4 or a single 8pin connector. In that case, the EA380D from Antec might work better, you can tell from the pictures that its got a 20+4 connector and a 4+4 connector for maximum compatibility for a bit more http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I forgot to check last time i was working on a GX280 if they used normal connectors, make sure that the only connections from the PSU to the motherboard are a 20 or 24 pin main connector and a 4 or an 8 pin CPU power connector, if it has more than those you may need to get an older Dell PSU to run it.