So basically i need to find a motherboard that will let me use all these things listed, except i know the ram will probably have to be ddr3 with a new mobo which is ok. Ideally i would like to keep the same case as well so finding a motherboard that is the same size as my current would be the best situation. I am looking for any advice here as i know a bit about this but not as much as people here. Trying to find one that will take my cpu, ps, hd, and video card is a little challenging for me. I also can't figure out why certain motherboards are so much more expensive than others.
The only stressful thing my computer does is some low-medium graphics gaming (such as starcraft 2) if that matters.
I would be very appreciative of any tips or advice on this. Thank you!
thanks - i am still confused about which to pick... I see some for $45 and some for $129 and just can't figure out the difference.. Is it RAM speed? They all seem to be AM3 and 240 pin. Maybe max amount of RAM? That is the hardest thing for me to figure. I know the 129 must be a lot better than the 45 dollar one, but i just can't seem to see the benefit.
I should probably say that my next upgrade farther in the future would be to get a newer processor. So i suppose since i am buying a new mobo i'd like it to have the capability to handle a better processor than i am currently using as well. Would that be just getting an AM3 and maybe having to update the bios later like Itzdanielp said? THanks again for all your responses. They have been very helpful
My question is when buying 1333mhz ddr3 ram for it, does it matter whether it is pc310600, 10660, or 10666?? I can't fine on the mother board page where it says which one of those it is. (if it matters) I just says that it takes DDR3 1866(O.C.)/1333/1066 and nothing else. Thanks again!
Thanks for all the help. my mother board and ram is on its way. Now if only i didn't have to rebuy windows 7 i'd be pretty happy... I feel like it is so dumb that you lose it if you switch motherboards. Especially when they put a crappy motherboard in the computer they sold me. Oh well i guess.. Either way, thanks everyone who helped.