Hello everybody. I'm thinking about buying a Vostro 200 for roughly $550. Here is a general breakdown of what my config is:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Proc E8300 (2.83GHZ, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium, Service Pack 1
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs
Single Drive: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
Primary Hard Drive:
500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Gamer (D) Vista Edition
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Now, my question is, can I make this into a respectable gaming machine? I already have 4GB of RAM (OCZ) ready to put in and want to put in a 8800 GT(S) or higher video card, along with upgrading the PSU (which is only 300W).
Is it possible to actually switch out the PSU and if so, how many watts should I get? I read that the stock PSU uses 20 pins or something. Also, does anyone know if it's possible to completely rebuild this PC in like a year or two, with new mobo, CPU, GPU, etc.?
Here's the layout of this PC/mobo from Dell:
Any tips would be much appreciated.
Thank you very much!