- I am not 100% sure that the ASUS motherboard will fit in the 560's small case. According to Belarc Advisor, the 560's motherboard is "018D1Y A00", but I can't find any information about it on the web so I am not sure of its form factor. It looks to be about ATX size, but it might be a little smaller.
I would like to know: Is the 560's motherboard ATX? (I want to replace it with an ATX mobo so I hope it is)
If I need a larger case, do you have any recommendations for a good, cheap case?
- The main monitor is a 14.9" 4:3 E153FP (according to Belarc), but it only has a VGA connector and nothing else.
How would I connect the monitor to the new Motherboard that, AFAICS, has only HDMI, DVI, and RGB ports on it?
- Any other recs for CPU and /or Mobo would also be appreciated.
- Also looking for a ~$50 graphics card.
- EDIT: The PSU in the 560 is 300W. Will that be enough for the 1055T? I know I'll need a bigger one eventually if I add a video card though, so any recs on a cheap, reliable PSU would also be appreciated
A few other thoughts. I would recommend getting new case vs placing non Dell motherboard into Dell case due to proprietary power on connector which has one multiple pin connector which has an extra wire for Dell diagnostics software, how this will react with non Dell MOBO no one knows. So if above mentioned CPU is achievable it would be the easiest and cheapest way.
The best video card supported by Dell PSU is Sapphire 7750. It is a bit above your target price, but if you keep original MOBO and original case it would be about the same minus upgrade time and headache.
So please decide, which way you want to go, keeping Dell MOBO and build around it, or get new MOBO and case. By the way, Dell MOBO is standard ATX board except power connector.