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Upgrading HP Desktop

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March 12, 2013 2:16:37 AM

Hello computer experts,

It's my first post on this forum, so if I break a rule or I am not too specific in something, please tell me :) 

I am planning to upgrade my pre-built computer, a stock HP m9665pt.

The specs are:

I7 Core 920 @2.67ghz (Socket 1366 LGA) (45nm technology)

6 Gb RAM DDR3 (3sticks with 2GB each) (Samsung)


Pegatron Truckee (American Megatrends) (Intel x58 chipset)

Ati Radeon HD 4650 1 GB VRAM (55nm technology)


Hp 2009v Monitor 1600x900 resolution

I am planning to upgrade the computer and my budget is 610 EURO, possibly a bit more.
I'll buy the parts when I get a build list.
I prefer NEWEGG to buy parts, but feel free to suggest another online seller, I don't know many sellers.
I live in Belgium.

I think I should upgrade the motherboard, psu and graphic card, and a new case, to welcome the new motherboard.

I prefer a Nvidia card, since many games got Physx and I would like to take advantage of that feature.

About the case, a big enough case to hold a good mobo, maybe a Mid ATX one?
I dont care about aesthetics, I want it to be as cheap as possible.

Please suggest which parts I should buy

The purpose of this computer is gaming, with decent graphics and 1600x900 resolution.

It's my first build upgrade and I'm not an expert on rig upgrades and the like...

Looking forward for replies :) 

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a c 344 4 Gaming
March 12, 2013 2:36:05 AM

why buy new mobo? as long as it has pcie slot. you can use graphic card

my suggestion :
case : corsair 300r
psu : corsair tx 750 v2
gpu : GTX 670 from any brand, pick the cheapest
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a c 344 4 Gaming
March 12, 2013 2:57:25 AM

buying old 2 generation late x58 mobo isnt very good choice, ideally u need to buy a new windows license too for a new mobo

different story if you upgrade cpu to ivy bridge and z77 mobo. it is reasonable choice
March 12, 2013 5:16:57 AM

So, I need to buy another CPU to be able to get a new mobo??? Aren't there recent mobo's that can support the Socket 1366 LGA?

EDIT: Nevermind, I found the information about that, it requires a x58 chipset