Dell Optiplex 760 Upgrades

Liam_18

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Hi, im new to the forums.
i have a dell optiplex 760 usff (ultra slim form factor)
it has a crappy intel integrated graphics card
i was wondering if i could change the motherboard with something that supports a graphics card and possibly upgrade the cpu in it.
i realize ill probably have to change the case.
specs:
cpu: core 2 duo 3.0 ghz
4gb ram
intel graphics accelerator 4500
 
1) That dell is the BTX format, http://www.avocomp.hu/media/product_1784/ultra-kicsi/dsc5933.JPG you can see the i/o shield back plate can not be removed so that you can change the case, because each MB has their own one.
2) The dell comes with the 220W PSU too, you needs get the low profile and low power consumption GPU.

So you are better to get the whole new PC if you want the gaming PC, and forget the cpu upgrading too, because the lga 775 type is old. If you use it for daily usage, just let it alone.

 
1) That dell is the BTX format, http://www.avocomp.hu/media/product_1784/ultra-kicsi/dsc5933.JPG you can see the i/o shield back plate can not be removed so that you can change the case, because each MB has their own one.
2) The dell comes with the 220W PSU too, you needs get the low profile and low power consumption GPU.

So you are better to get the whole new PC if you want the gaming PC, and forget the cpu upgrading too, because the lga 775 type is old. If you use it for daily usage, just let it alone.

 

Liam_18

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Thanks for the help, really appreciate it. is there a donation section for the forum? x3
Also, im not very good hardware wise. my budget is 1000$
can you make me a nice build thatll run stuff on ultra settings? or do i need to save up more you think?
 
Here is list PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($82.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Enermax ECA3310A-B ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX XT 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
Total: $697.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-24 15:31 EST-0500

I don't add the GPU, because I don't know you like AMD or Nvidia brand.
Also I chose the Z170 for the i5 6500, because you can use the 2400nhz RAM and the price is similar to the H170.
For GPU, either AMD r9 380 or gtx 960, they have similar performances.
Like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127878
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127860
If you want add the gtx970, but you may over the $1000 budget. One more you can buy the bigger size SSD too, like the 500GB one. And this PC will last for a while.
 

Liam_18

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thank you for the help! ill message you on the forums in the next month showing my build c: thanks!
 

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