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Mobo for Core 2 Quad

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April 24, 2010 6:14:36 PM

Hey guys I need some help

I have an older Dell XPS 430 and I'm looking to upgrade it to more of a gaming pc but without doing a full build. Its a Core 2 Quad Q8200 @2.33 GHz with an upgraded Antec 550 Watt PSU. upgraded to 6 GB's 1066 Crucial (3 x2) and am still stuck with the stock crappy radeon 3450 gfx card. This I am planning on upgrading sometime soon to most likely a Radeon 5850. Now If I did this upgrade would it be worth the money to get a new mobo and OC? Would the 5850 be bottlenecked by the low clock on the CPU? They way I had it figured it probably would. What would be a good mobo choice in this case?

Thanks all

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April 24, 2010 6:19:52 PM

And let me add I have a dell 21 in. monitor at 1680 by 1050
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