Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:28 PM
You cannot just replace the mother board and CPU since doing so will change the memory standard and so on. The only things that might be worth using is the case and maybe the optical drive if you are okay with it. Other than that everything will need to be replaced. Motherboard, CPU, memory, hard drive, video card, sound card(if you don't plan on using on board sound). The case however is a mini tower so you will not be able to fit a full size ATX board in there which does limit your options especially in the gaming arena. I would suggest getting a new case, power supply, motherboard, CPU, memory, hard drive, and video card. Use the on board sound if that doesn't bother you since they have gotten much better over the years. Pricing wise if you cheap out some here and there I would say about US$1000 would be the low end with around $1500 on the higher end for a single GPU and AMD based system.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.