First of all, thanks for the reply
Here is a list of queries that I have:
1.)Are you SURE that my case will hold an ATX board?
2.)I already have an 160GB Hard disk. So, why should I purchase a 120GB hard drive? Should I buy a better hard disk offering more space? How will the prices vary?
3.)Will all the parts that you have mentioned above be compatible with all the other parts of the computer which I have?
4.) Do I need to upgrade my sound card as well?
5.) What about the graphics card? Which one?
I am sorry if my questions are stupid. I am not a computer pro.
1) Not sure. Hard to tell but it doesn't look like it has the holes for the standoffs on the lower part of the case. You currently have a micro ATX board in your system. If it was me, and I was limited to that case for whatever reason, I would go back with a Micro ATX just because I know it fits.
2)Baitboy was suggesting an SSD upgrade. If your current hard drive suffices, it is OK.
3) Maybe not. You will likely need a new power supply. I do not know whether you can keep your optical drive as it is PATA and many new boards do not have PATA connectors. Also, you may need the PCI connectors on newer power supplies depending on your videocard selection.
5) Depends on budget. Baitboy suggest relying on the onboard graphics of the new CPU/GPUs (I think I gathered that from his post). I agree as it is much improved on newer CPUs. If you need more power later, then you can upgrade to a new videocard later when budget/time allows.
And, no. Your questions are not stupid.
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