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New computer mobo help

wakkoguy

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Here's the situation. My dell dimension 8300's mobo just fried. I have to get a new mobo, however I don't want a dell one because they are too expensive. This also means that I have to get a new case as well.

I am looking at these cases: http://www.antec.com/Detail.bok?no=466
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208005

I have an antec smartpower 400. The p180 does not come with a psu
the other two do. I am looking to do this for as cheap as possible
I have a 2.8ghz p4 northwood cpu. I also have a geforce 6800 agp card. then the standard hard drive, dvd burner etc.
What case and motherboard should I get? I don't mind selling my card and moving to a pci-e card either. I really would like a mobo that will allow me to upgrade later. any suggestions?
 
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Motherboard DFI LanParty nf4 Ultra-D
Cooling Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 2x512MB GeIL
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon X800XL
Storage 2x80GB Western Digital
Display(s) HP vs17
Case SuperTalent
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Personally, I would go with the last one, the XION. But the Antec, the first one, is also great as well.
 
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Motherboard DFI LanParty nf4 Ultra-D
Cooling Thermaltake Big Typhoon
Memory 2x512MB GeIL
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon X800XL
Storage 2x80GB Western Digital
Display(s) HP vs17
Case SuperTalent
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster
Power Supply Ultra X-Finity 500 Watt
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I like it because of the Window, and it's style. But the Antec (the first one), is plain, sleek, and has a good interior. Both would be nice.
 
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System Name Air Cooled Caselabs BH8
Processor Intel Coffee Lake 8700K @ 4.7
Motherboard MSI Gaming M5
Cooling Noctua D15s, 5x 140mm Noctua Chromax, 1x 120mm Noctua Chromax, 2x 80mm Noctua fans
Memory G. Skill Trident Z RGB series 3200mhz
Video Card(s) ASUS STRIX GTX 1080
Storage Samsung EVO 840 250gb SSD, Samung EVO PRO 256gb SSD, 2 TB WD Black Edition HDD.
Display(s) 24" Asus Gaming ROG 144hz
Case Black Caselabs BH8
Power Supply 850w EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold PSU with individually sleeved black cables
Mouse Logitech Wireless G403
Keyboard Corsair Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
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Go with the matrix VX, Light, sturdy, window, just plain old good. Its about 85$. Worth every penny.