AM2 3600+ (2Ghz dual core)
2x1GB RAM (crucial 533mhz DDR2 CL4) + 512mb it came with (one 512mb burnt out)
160GB HDD + 320GB slave
Basically i figure i can save money, not get a build for another year and upgrade this machine a bit so that it's faster than my Laptop (acer aspire 5738G with T6600 and HD 4570).
I looked at what's compatible through forums and google.
I found that some people put an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 2.4GHz (ADA4800DAA6CD) Processor which i can get for £12 TDP 65W
Also some people put an ATI 4350 512mb and apparently the ATI 5450 1GB is also compatible. They have a load consumption of 160W
I can get The same ram ridiculously cheap so i'm getting that anyway. I might also get a samsung F3 1TB
I was wondering if these combined will be able to run with my PSU because they both recommend a 400W.
Does this mean i have to choose one or the other?
and is it possible for me to upgrade the PSU? are there ones with the same dimensions (will have to measure if i have to go down this road)