Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Pentium E6300 @ 2.80GHz 37 °C
Wolfdale 45nm Technology
2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-18)
Foxconn G31MX Series (Socket 775) 40 °C
2048MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 6670 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 38 °C
465GB Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 ATA Device (SATA) 32 °C
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA Device
Realtek High Definition Audio
I also upgraded the original PSU to an OCZ power supply 4005x5
The catch here is...
I am 49 & never done anything like this before and I only have £125 to spend on the task.
What I would prefer to do is
Use a AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Socket FM2+ 4MB L2 Cache with a MicroATX FM2+ motherboard, with the current GPU or the APU R7 & add 4gb ram. Keeping the same case, Hard Drive & DVD and my Altec Lansing surround sound speaker/subwoofer. The CPU is £63.48 on Ebuyer,
I see about 20 different motherboards varying in price from £28 to £77 and have no idea what is best - I am using the HDMI of the HD6670, so that is an important factor to me, as my monitor supports HDMI or analogue. The buy ready made comes with an A78 chipset, is that ok or should I go for the A88X chipset (price limits me to the Biostar) ? This one possibly at £39.50 http://www.ebuyer.com/624109-msi-a78m-e35-socket-fm2...
Which leaves me with £22 for memory - 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM HyperX Fury Red Series £22.08 I can add more later!
And yes I do realise that my copy of W7 cannot be transferred to a new motherboard. Will be using LINUX Mint, unless there is a way to use the current W7 on the upgrade (or W10 comes as a low cost DVD)., otherwise i will be using Linux.
6p over budget on todays orices.
Thank you in advance for help and support.