313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA0 (SATA)
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212D
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI
Cooler master HAF X
I need to change my graphics card because it is broken, and my motherboard/CPU are outdated for me. I wanted to know if anyone had any ideas for a CPU and motherboard that are compatible with the rest of my system, and around 300$-350$ total for the CPU/MOBO.
My case can support M-ATX / ATX / E-ATX / GIGABYTE XL-ATX, I have no idea what that means though.
For replacement parts, you can go with 1155 or 1156 Intel parts, assuming you want to stay with Intel. Frys has the i3 550 closeout for $79.99 in today's ad and the 760 for $149.99. Either cpu will run faster than your old Intel core2 duo. I really can't predict what offers you'll get for your old stuff; I would part it out (sell each separately). You'll get more offers. I use anandtech or craigslist for free posting. For the latest, you can go with 1155 cpus, which take different boards from 1156. Newegg carries both types of motherboards with great photos and descriptions. I also check craigslist for used combos. I've gotten fantastic deals from folks who didn't know what they were doing; ordering the wrong parts and having to unload them.