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Old 06-04-2008, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I have this computer that is alright for what I need. I might do some gaming so i need something that will work awesome. Well this is what I have. It is an EMachine T6520 they do not make it anymore. And here are the specs.
eMachines T6520 Media Center PC Specs. Desktops Specifications.

Well what I want to do is get a new mother board for it 1gb of ram and a dual core processor (AMD of course). I just need integrated video. And I have 2 IDE HDD's in it right now. If you could find a mobo that has IDE on it please get me that one. I am trying to look under 300$. Thankyou.

Here is what I picked out so far.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
(MOBO)

Newegg.com - Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Power Supplies
(PSU)

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor - CPUs / Processors
(PCU)

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
(RAM)
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Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 400R ATX12V 400W Power Supply 120/220 - 240v NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Power Supplies
better psu which can make or break your system
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Why would I want to break? lol
And would that fit in my case?
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Default Re: Upgrading my Emachine.

Integrated video wont be so awesome for gaming, but I am sure you already know that.

Yes definitely a better power supply as thirdshiftdj suggested, But make sure you find the correct size of power supply. I just worked on one of these Emachines for a CO-Worker and their is not much room for upgrades.

Also here is another power supply suggestion. Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX Power Supply 115/ 230 V - Power Supplies
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your current psu 5.5 x 6 x 3.5
The one I suggested 5.5 x 6 x 3.3
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So just change the power supply and I am pretty much good to go then? I will be getting a new vid card once I get the money.
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grab one of these. They are DX10
Newegg.com - ASUS M3N78-EMH HDMI AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

edit: will you be overclocking at all? We could save you a few more bucks if you do
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Well never done any overclocking. I know what it is just never done it.
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I know you wanted amd but intel allendale e2160 overclock really good for the price, if your case really dosnt have much room you might have a hard time getting a high end graphics card in it. I have a 8800 gts in my acer ASE-700 and its a really tight fit, i have to take it out before i can do anything else, like change ram or something.
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nah no over clocking for me. well not until I get a real rig.
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