Need new CPU + MOBO


I recently started to upgrade my PC setup.

Here are the current parts:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz
Conroe 65nm Technology

4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz (5-5-5-18)

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE (LGA775)

SyncMaster (1440x900@59Hz)
512MB GeForce 8800 GT (nVidia)

Hard Drives
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200AAKS-00VYA0 (SATA)

Optical Drives

Power Supply
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I need to change my graphics card because it is broken, and my motherboard/CPU are outdated for me.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.

Thanks in advance,

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  1. I would sell your board/cpu/ram as a combo first. You really should upgrade to ddr3; your ddr2 should fetch at least $50-60; no point in spending any more money on ddr2 components.
  2. Oh ok! do you have any idea for how much I could sell the combo? and what can I replace it with?
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    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.
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