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Upgrading Dell pc from 2005

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#1 VMC14803


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:20 AM

I have a Dell XPS 400 that was built in 2005. I'm interested in upgrading the motherboard, graphics, HD and memory to something that can run Win7 efficiently. I don't need the latest and greatest parts, just a more modern setup that brings my pc to this decade.

I can handle most hardware upgrades, but what's tripping me is figuring out what motherboard will physically fit my case and serve my needs. Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:23 AM

Unfortunately the form factor for that case is BTX which is standard Intel created a while back to try and replace the ATX standard. It never took hold and consequently isn't manufactured anymore. So save up a few extra dollars and do a complete rebuild instead. The cost of a decent case and power supply will only bump you up another $130 US or so.
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