Upgrading Studio Desktop, help? Tags: Prebuilt Systems chrisall76 January 19, 2013 6:34:11 PM Hello, After a few years, my Studio Desktop has become pretty outdated. Now I'm looking to upgrading it, but it looks like I may need a new motherboard and PSU before i can get a new PSU and CPU. CURRENT SPECS: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz RAM: 6 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0M017G (CPU 1) Vendor: Intel Model: 82801JR (ICH10R) Chipset Model: P45/P43/G45/G43 PCI: PCI Express 2.0 x16 Graphic Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series (Dell) WANTED: Approximate Purchase Date: In the next few months Budget Range: 100-900$ System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, recording Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: CPU, PSU, Motherboard, GPU Do you need to buy OS: NO Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.frys.com/ Location: Pittsburg, California, USA Parts Preferences: Been loooking at the I5 for a CPU, and a Radeon HD 7750 1GB for GPU Overclocking: Maybe. If it can, sure. SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. If it can, sure. Your Monitor Resolution: Using old TV, can't really figure it out Why Are You Upgrading: System is going out of date. No more driver/bios upgrades, originally ran on vista (now windows 8), and has no directx 11 features More about : upgrading studio desktop | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to chrisall76 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrading Studio Desktop, help?> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading video card on a Dell Studio Slim desktop ForumUpgrading from a Radeon HD 4350 on a Dell Studio 435MT ForumHelp : Power Supply for Dell Studio Slim Desktop and GeForce 9600 GT ForumUpgrading GPU in a dell Studio 540 ForumUpgrading Studio 1558 Motherboard? ForumDell Studio desktop 540 & Q6600 ForumUpgrading my Dell studio . ForumDell xps studio desktop or xps studio 435? so hard to choose... ForumDell - Studio XPS Desktop with Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor ForumUpgrading GPU on Dell Studio XPS 435T ForumHigh-End Production Studio Hackintosh Build Help - $2000+ ForumDell Studio 540 > 80s/90s Desktop Computer Case ForumWhat video card is highly recommended for Pinnacle Studio 14? ForumNeed help with choosing the correct Card for my Studio Desktop 540 ForumNeed help selecting between Dell Studio 17 & Studio 16 XPS for gaming ForumUpgrade Graphics Dell Studio 540 for 2560 X 1600 res ForumHP e9150t vs. Dell Studio XPS - Need buying help ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] ForumHelp Me Decide i5 or i7 PC $699 ForumHELP with first gaming computer! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !